|Society of Software Engineers|
The Society of Software Engineers (abbreviation: SSE) is a professional organization helping computing and engineering students in a variety of different academic topics. This group is considered part of the organization in the Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences.
The SSE was founded in 2000 as the Software Engineering Club as a mentoring organization. In 2002 they changed their name to the Society of Software Engineers.
The SSE has a lab in building 70 of the first floor, room 70-1670.
The Principal Officers are leaders elected by the Society's members to direct the organization.
The current officer positions are:
The Committee Heads, referred to as officers, are responsible for the initiation and execution of ideas and discussions that further the goals of the Society, along with the primary officers.
The current committee head positions are:
The SSE also hosts many fun events throughout the year. The biggest event is the SSE Winter Ball where the GCCIS atrium is decorated, and the event is open to all RIT students.
Other events include camping, barbecues, movie nights, game nights, and laser tag.
The SSE maintains strong relationships with many companies and professional organizations. Many of the relationships exist through SSE alumni, who come back in order to specifically recruit from the club.
SSE also networks through a host of social events, which are intended to both bring together SSE members and to foster personal and professional relationships within the society. The most popular event, the annual Winter Ball, attracts students from a variety of different majors.
The SSE holds weekly tech talks and crash courses as well as review session of request. The tech talks are generally about new technologies that members have worked with and want to share with the rest of the organization. The crash courses are 1 hour long introductions to various technologies and programming resources. The SSE also holds 2 hour review sessions before all tests open to all students. Of course you can go in at any time to receive help and you will get it.
SSE aims to further the education of SE undergraduates through our mentoring program. The society runs a mentoring lab, open throughout the week, in which students can receive walk-in academic assistance for all courses in the Software Engineering department's curriculum and many courses in the department of Computer Science. Designated student mentors are available during the week, but mentoring help is often given by many others in the lab as well.
Our mentoring committee holds review sessions before many software engineering and computer science course exams, giving students the opportunity to review and prepare for their exams. Students who attend the review sessions receive a practice exam which is taken and then thoroughly reviewed. We provide one-on-one assistance on individual topics. Students leave the review sessions with a strong confidence in their abilities and well prepared for their exams.
Voices in Software Engineering (ViSE) was an effort led by the Society in conjunction with the Department of Software Engineering at RIT. The goal is to bring exciting and influential leaders in the field of Software Engineering to RIT in order to engage with students and to promote academic and industrial progress in the field.
Our past speakers have included Alan Atlas giving a talk on Scrum, Bjarne Stroustrup giving a talk on C++0x, and Alan Clements giving a talk on AI.