Opportunities in Computer Science
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.
The goal of this program is to offer students educational experience in applied technology; essentially, seeking to blend idealism with realism. To qualify, eligible students must demonstrate that the internship they propose will: focus on applied science or technology; emphasize application over discovery; take place in a non-profit or government setting in the United States; and achieve problem-solving goals.
For more information, please contact the program chair, Samuel Rebelsky.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost awards for full-time graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
More information: http://www.gatescambridge.org/
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Anita Borg Scholarships 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.
More information: http://www.google.com/anitaborg/us/
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
More information: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/
The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.
Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international educational fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.
More information: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/
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.
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, please contact Professor Samuel A. Rebelsky.
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 before the talk for refreshments and conversation by a student, faculty member, or visitor.
The faculty sponsor and organizer of the group is John Stone. If you're interested in presenting a Thursday Extra, send an email or drop in at his office (Science 3829). He also maintains a tentative and open schedule for future talks in the series.
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.
The Grinnell AppDev Team is a group of students striving to develop quality apps for campus and community benefit. For more information, email appdev[at]grinnell[dot]edu.