Academic Opportunities

Summer Research Opportunities

Current Grinnell College students will find a list of research opportunities on the Science Division GrinnellShare site (login required). You will find descriptions for research projects with professors on campus, as well as a number of off-campus opportunities. Inclusion in the list does not constitute endorsement by Grinnell College or its faculty/staff. There is also a list of Summer research opportunities  maintained by the Computer Science Department.


Information for many summer grants are on GrinnellShare (login required), including the Noyce/Intel Grant, which offers students educational experience in applied technology.


Information for many scholarships can be found on GrinnellShare (login required), including Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships.

Women TEchmakers Scholars Program

Women Techmakers Scholars Program provides female undergraduates and graduates majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field with $10,000, an invitation to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat, and participation in a unique program that includes professional development.

Activities and Organizations


The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department. Email sepc-cs[at]grinnell[dot]edu for more information.

CS Table

Grinnell College's CS Table is a weekly gathering of folks on campus (students, faculty, staff, alums, etc.) to talk about issues relating to computer science. All are welcome, although computer science students and faculty are particularly encouraged to attend. For more information, talk to any computer science faculty member.

Thursday Extras

Thursday Extras is a series of occasional talks organized and sponsored by the Department of Computer Science. We invite everyone in the Grinnell College community to attend! Join us in the CS Commons (third floor Noyce Science Center) before the talk for refreshments and conversation with students, faculty members, and visitors.

If you're interested in presenting a Thursday Extra, talk to a computer science faculty member. There is a tentative and open schedule for future talks in the Thursday Extra series.

Department Picnics

The department organizes a fall and spring picnic, often held in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, to help create a sense of community among computing students and faculty.

AppDev Team

The Grinnell AppDev Team is a group of students striving to develop quality apps for campus and community benefit. For more information, email .