I am an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor with the Department of Computer Science. I serve as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs for the department. I am a three time graduate of the department, and received my Ph.D. in August of 2009 as part of the RealSearch Group. I received the NC State University Outstanding Teacher Award and the Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award as a representative of the College of Engineering in Spring 2015. I am a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at NC State. As a graduate student, I was a three-time recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.

My research interests are in the science of software as applied to computing education research (SOS-CER) - specifically software engineering skill transfer and automated feedback. I'm also affiliated with the Developer Liberation Front research group.

Students

Spring 2018 Office Hours (1/8/2018 to 4/27/2018)

  • Tuesdays noon - 1 pm in EBII 2242 (down the main second-floor hallway in the last alcove to the left)
  • Wednesdays noon - 1 pm in EBII 2242 (down the main second-floor hallway in the last alcove to the left)
  • By appointment (email to arrange)

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Email: sarah_heckman@ncsu.edu
Office: Engineering Building II, 2297
Phone: +1.919.515.2042
Postal Mail: 890 Oval Drive, Campus Box 8206, Raleigh, NC 27695-8206

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