Computer Science

Opportunity

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. CS Table meets each Friday at noon in JRC 224A, the Day Public Dining Room (PDR) in the Joe Rosenfeld '25 Center (JRC...
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 department employs motivated chemistry students to serve as mentors in the classroom, assistants in teaching laboratories, and peer tutors. Students can also help staff the chemistry stockroom and prepare teaching laboratories for professors. For more information, please...
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;...
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[...
Chemistry students are encouraged to join the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, a national organization for undergraduate chemistry students. Contact Lee Sharpe for more information.  
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including...
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...

Building

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...
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...

Landing Page

CS Wiki: Wiki used by faculty and students within Grinnell's Department of Computer Science Glimmer: Grinnell Laboratory for Interactive Multimedia Experimentation and Research MathLAN: the Mathematics Local-Area Network SIGCSE: Special Interest Group on Computer Science...

News Item

Sixteen Grinnell students — fourteen women and two men — joined two computer science professors, Janet Davis and Sam 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 trip to...
Sixteen Grinnell students — fourteen women and two men — joined two computer science professors, Janet Davis and Sam 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 trip to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Before classes begin, the Grinnell Science Project (GSP) brings together selected students who are interested in science and creates a community that helps them feel comfortable with college life both inside and outside the classroom. “GSP was a huge blessing. For one thing, the...
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...
Grinnell's new Computer Science curriculum and Computer Science major have received international recognition by the major computing professional societies. Every 10-12 years, the international professional societies for computing publish extensive recommendations regarding...
  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...
  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...
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: “...
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: “...

Group Info

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...
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...

Webform

This is a common application for the Science Division, submit only one application. Application Timeline: Applications due -- 5th week in spring semester -- Friday, February 21, 2014.Notification of offers -- To be announced.Accept/decline offers -- To be announced. Start/end...