Department of Computer Science
LeRoy Martin awarded Master of Engineering Mathematics degree
LeRoy Martin was awarded a Master of Engineering Mathematics degree. He later helped to establish the computer science program at NC State.
- 1962 Computing Center established
New computer arrives on campus
A computer created by professors from NC State and built at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at a cost of $50,000 has arrived on campus. The computer, named Lincy, greeted professors with the message, "I want to be here," and will be used in experiments to measure the distance between heart beats, blood pressure, and brain waves.
Committee on Computer Science formed
Ad hoc Committee on Computer Science formed to include a faculty member each from the departments of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Statistics, and the director of the Computer Center, Paul E. Lewis
Triangle Universities Computation Center established
The Triangle Universities Computation Center is established by NC State, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill in Research Triangle Park. It is one of the world's largest university computing centers.
Report on Computing Center
Paul E. Lewis and John W. Cell of the Department of Mathematics write a report recommending the reconstitution of the Computing Center into the Department of Computer Science within the School of Physical Sciences and Applied Mathematics.
- 1967 Department of Computer Science established
Department of Computer Science moves
The Department of Computer Science moves to Harrelson Hall.
Department of Computer Science transferred
The Department of Computer Science is transferred from the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences to the College of Engineering.
- 1990 The Department of Computer Science moves to Withers Hall
Computer Science History
Clay Griffith and Paul D. Peterson, Jr., wrote Computer Science and NCSU: First Twenty-five Years. More historical information exists on the department's website.