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 College is the second node in the state of Iowa. We were honored by the presence of Nathaniel Borenstein '80, who is one of this year's honorary degree recipients.
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:
Daubechies explains how wavelets were used to detect fraudulent art, capping a semester of fascinating speakers.
Jeff Blanchard and his Oxford collaborator Jared Tanner release compressed sensing software.
Professors Jeff Blanchard, Joe Mileti, and Jen Paulhus spent some, or all, of spring break working on research outside of the United States.
Jeff Blanchard visited a collaborator in Edinburgh for a week of intensive writing for an ongoing project. The trip to Scotland paid off with a 50 page paper submitted at the end of Spring Break.
Courses take students around the world, such as biology students studying in the Namib desert and economics students exploring South Korea's rise.
- Elizabeth Steuber '14
- Zoe Cronin '14
- Mai Ha Vu '13
- Seth Howard '14
- Claire Tseng '14
- Kenzie Doyle '15
- Michelle Kim '14
- Claire Lowe '14
- Jeremy Bulman '15
- Liesl Schnabel '15
- Jade Denson '15
- Daniela Jaime Garcia '15
- Max Herzberg '14
- Cassidy White '14
"When you get something right in lab, it's like making a birdie or getting a one-putt," says Stephanie Spahr '14. She joins her mentor, chemistry professor Stephen Sieck, to share stories about "failed" experiments, organic chemistry, and finding success in the top programs in the country.
Meet Grinnell in a minute and a half, then go deeper with our latest videos (below) about the diverse facets of the Grinnell experience:
The Science Teaching and Learning Group (STaLG) is an open discussion group that has been meeting regularly for a number of years. Our goal is to provide a place where science faculty from all disciplines, as well as others involved science education at Grinnell, can come together for informal conversations, brainstorming and strategy-sharing on a variety of topics in science teaching and learning.
Meet your BC SEPC
The Biological Chemistry Student Educational Policy Committee members are:
- Chris Kaiser-Nyman '13
- Paula Nesbeth '13
- Xingjie "Stephen" Zhang '13