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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College associate professors of mathematical sciences Eileen Peluso and Gene Sprechini's paper titled "The Impact of Alice on the Attitudes of High School Students Toward Computing" was published in the winter issue of The Journal for Computing Teachers. The journal is a production of the Special Interest Group for Computing Teachers of the International Society for Technology in Education.
Sprechini joined the mathematical sciences department in 1981. His specialty is probability and statistics, specifically general linear models and robustness of statistical tests. He is a member of the American Statistical Association and is the coordinator of the actuarial mathematics program.
Peluso has been a member of the mathematical sciences department since 1998. Her background in software engineering and programming continue to influence her interests. Peluso's Ph.D. research focused on formal language and automata theory and its application to process modeling, and she continues to review papers in that sub-discipline of computer science. Her scholarship focuses on K-12 computer science education and its relationship to gender issues in the discipline.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.