This CREU project is designed as part of the research and pedagogical goals of the Henry
Eldridge Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Fayetteville State
University (FSU). FSU, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina,
offers degrees at the baccalaureate level of which one is the ABET accredited B.S. in
Computer Science. The department emphasizes project-based learning experiences in
Computer Science and its mission is to prepare students, especially those from
historically underrepresented groups, to enter careers in mathematics, computer science,
technology, engineering, and education, and to continue their education beyond the
undergraduate level.

This topic has excellent research problems for hands-on, project-based experiences, and can create opportunities for exploring key areas of Computer Science at a level appropriate for undergraduate students. The goal of this project is to encourage students underrepresented in computing to pursue education at the graduate level and to apply computer science in their careers for the greater good of society. The objectives are to create capstone projects, encourage students to present and publish their research, and also to prepare and participate in the NASA Swarmathon competition.