There are two areas of computer science and software engineering that are "hot buttons" for perspective applicants: game development and robotics.
A few years ago the Technical Communications (TC) Department hired a new assistant professor whose PhD was in the area of video games. With her assistance the CS Department created a Game Development option. Unfortunately, the TC professor choose to move back to her native Canada, and her replacement does not teach game development. Fortunately, two of our students, were very interested and offered to teach this year's offering of a game development course. With sponsorship from Prof. Ackerman, Senior Zach Wormgoor and Junior Matt Morris are doing just that. Some of the initial materials for their course can be seen at http://katie.mtech.edu/classes/csci291/.