Summer 2020 Internships

Sophia Barnett and David Penn - Imperva

Natalia Ezquivel - Fidelity

Kerighan Wheeler and Rachel (Mary van) Pelt - Texas Instruments

Alex (Daniel) Munoz, Hunter Chamber, Gabi Chavez, Victor Chavira, Marylynn Montes, and Layton Easterly - Visa

Alex Vencel, Mayar Salih, Musa Khan, Joel Solomon, Brice Richardson, and Hunter Wilcox - Bank of America


In addition to curriculum-based research opportunities, our students work with faculty mentors on CS research projects through Federal Research grants, Industry Research grants, WT Killgore Student Research grant, and WT Killgore Faculty Research Grant.

Some of the research areas include:

  • Software engineering
  • Formal specification languages
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • STEM Education
  • Experimental analysis of the performance of various algorithms
  • Storage Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science
  • Big Data
  • Caching
  • Prefetching
  • High Performance Computing
  • Optimization
  • Parallelization

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities enable CS students to collaboratively lead and participate in events but also represent the College of Engineering to the public through community events such as homecoming, recruiting, CoE week, and Engineering Camp.
Master the Mainframe

Master the Mainframe 

WT CS program annually competes in the North American Master the Mainframe Contest.

  • We have been competing in this competition since 2008.
  • This is a contest for which there are over 6,000 competitors every year.
  • WTAMU students have placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the annual Master the Mainframe Contest.  Among all  North American universities competing, WTAMU is among the top five for number of winners.  These winners have received trips to Poughkeepsie, NY with tours of the IBM System Z manufacturing facility and the IBM Executive Briefing Center.  They were also treated to multi-course dinners at the Culinary Institute of America.
  • WTAMU is among the top five North American universities with number of students receiving Honorable Mention in the Master the Mainframe Contest.  Those who receive Honorable Mention rank in the top 1% of all competitors.
ACM Student Chapter
ACM Student Chapter 

Board Members:

President: Sophia Barnett

Vice President - Brice Richardson

Treasurer - Gabi Chavez

Secretary - Lance Fletcher

Some of the recent events conducted by our ACM student chapter:

  • Fortnight Competition for ECSM Week - February 26, 2019
  • Amarillo College WT fair recruitment - April 2019
  • Hack Day Hackathon - October 12, 2019
  • Smash Bros Competition for ECSM week - Feb 27, 2020
WECSM (Women in Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics)

The WECSM organization conducts professional development, community service, academic, and professional events to support women in College of Engineering.

Some of the recent events conducted by our WECSM:

  • Galentine’s Day – February 13, 2020
  • De-Stress Meeting – December 5, 2019
  • WISE conference volunteer, November 9, 2019
  • Internship workshop – September 19, 2019
  • Speaker event - Sgt. Ferrara from WT UPD – September 12, 2019