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The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology...

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It’s not often that you get the chance to create a career for yourself that’s never existed before. Many graduates have planned their college years around jobs they want to have in the future, but for Hilary Mason ’00, carving out a place in an existing field just didn’t cut it...
Sixteen Grinnell students — fourteen women and two men — joined two computer science professors, Janet Davis and Samuel A. Rebelsky, as well as more than 4,750 other attendees from 53 countries at the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). Programs like the...
Toby Baratta ’17, a computer science and political science double major, is in the second semester of her current Mentored Advanced Project (MAP). She’s applying her computer science skills to associate professor Jerod Weinman’s massive historical mapping project, which aims to...
“Where do you see yourself in 5, 10 years?” That’s often the eye-rolling question in a first interview. For Natalie Larson ’06, the quick answers could be “NASA,” “Norway,” and “ ’net congestion” — a few of her hefty résumé builders since graduating with honors as an art major...
Ever wonder about handling the rigors of both academics and athletics at Grinnell? Fully one third of Grinnell’s student body participates in varsity athletics. And while many Grinnell students achieve big things in sports (search Jack Taylor 138), all Grinnell student athletes...
The tech industry is dominated by deliberately misspelled products like Google and Imgur. Three Grinnellians have just joined the world of high tech language mangling with a mobile app to keep your conversations private. “I wanted to send a message to a friend, but I didn’t want...
As all Grinnellians know, it’s important to use what you learn to make a difference in your community. In Grinnell’s computer science department, the students in the Team Software Development for Community Organizations class are using what they learn in class to benefit local...
Interested in topics about computing and computer science? Join Grinnellians for lunch every Friday at noon in Rosenfield Center Room 224A. Computer Science Table is a weekly meeting of student's, faculty, staff, and alumni interested in discussing topics related to computing...
Jerod Weinman, assistant professor of computer science, is working on important developments in computer vision and pattern recognition research. Specifically, this research is helping computers to: Identify characters, such as letters and numbers, that are visible in...
The Computer Science majors of the class of 2013 are: Toluwaloju Elizabeth Alabi (with honors; Joseph F. Wall Scholarship) Zachary Simkin Butler (with honors) David William Cowden Akshay Arun Gulati Sarah Christen Henney Katherine Leigh Ingersoll (with honors) Alexander James...
On Sunday, May 19, 2013, the Grinnell Computer Science Department hosted its first annual Pledge of the Computing Professional, a rite of passage ceremony that provides graduating seniors with an opportunity to reflect on their ethical and social responsibilities. Grinnell...
The student app developers want to help solve world problems as part of Grinnell’s emphasis on social responsibility. But they also want to use their smartphones to handle much smaller tasks, like checking whether the D-hall, Grinnell's Marketplace dining hall, is serving pizza...
Toby Baratta ’17 arrived at Grinnell intending to focus mainly on Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, and political science. “Then I took computer science,” Baratta says. “It totally changed my life.” Since her introductory class in functional problem-solving, Baratta has...
Old maps are rich sources of historical information, but manually cataloging the information on them is time-consuming and costly. Jerod Weinman, associate professor of computer science, and his co-researchers have plans to make them “searchable the way scanned books have become...
The Scholars' Convocation at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, will feature Hilary Mason ’00. Mason is founder and CEO of Fast Forward Labs, a data science and machine learning firm, and the data scientist in residence at Accel Partners . Mason's lecture, which is free and open to the...
Although millions of people around the world enjoy playing video games, not many people have the talent or motivation to make a game of their own. For David D’Angelo ’08, however, the spark, the drive, and the talent were all there. D’Angelo was heavily involved in music while...
  Grinnellians are helping Grinnellians get enough sleep.   This summer four computer science majors worked on project designed specifically for Grinnellians that will help students track their sleep and encourage good sleep habits. Janet Davis, associate professor of computer...
In fall 2014, students enrolling in the newly redesigned course Computer Science 322: Team Software Development for Community Organizations will help test a new approach to alumni participation in the curriculum. Janet Davis, associate professor of computer science, has...
At this Friday's session of Women in Computing / CS Table, we'll discuss efforts to recruit and hire technical women. We will consider a variety of resources related to this issue. First, two popular press articles on Etsy's efforts to build its staff of women technologists: “...

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Computer science study at Grinnell is innovative — you experience varied pedagogical and problem-solving approaches. It’s comprehensive, involving several programming languages and a balance of theory and application. It’s thorough — guided by national curricular guidelines and...

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