CS&IS honors two undergrads
August 10, 2011
This year the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems honored two CS undergraduates: Kevin Seidl and Troy Earley.
Seidl graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. Originally from Rockford, Seidl is interested in emerging network technologies, database design and administration, and web scripting languages. He also is a graduate of Boylan Catholic High School.
Since 2009, Seidl has been the president of Bradley’s student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In this role, he helped arrange guest speakers on special interest topics and helped to spread the word about the organization. He also has been active on campus by serving as manager for the Markin Family Student Recreation Center’s Rock Climbing Wall for more than two years, as well as planning numerous outdoor climbing trips to give students an opportunity to try new things. He is also an active firefighter for the West Peoria Volunteer Fire Department, participating in training twice a week and responding to emergency calls.
A participant in the John Deere internship program for the past two summers, Seidl was given many challenging projects, which included core network infrastructure overhauls and developing, coding, and deploying an interactive online label tracking system. This experience led him to accept a full-time offer as an information technology analyst at John Deere in the Quad Cities after his May graduation.
A December 2010 Bachelor of Science graduate from Bradley, Earley recently accepted a job at Peoria Robotics. He also is a graduate of Bloomington High School.
His special interests include computer graphics, particularly with OpenGL, and Linux for personal computers. For his capstone project, Earley worked with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Center for Tropical Forest Science on a three-student team. He developed a web application, which displays a contour map of Barro Colorado Island, and then queried a database to create a graphical overlay representing the trees on that island.
His extracurricular activities include Humans Versus Zombies, Psi Phi, Anime Club, Nerf commandos, and Linux User Group/BU Fusion.