Opportunities in Computer Science

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 Department of Computer Science.


You can find information about internships at the Center for Careers, Life, and Service., including ones that offer students educational experience in applied technology.


The CLS provides information about many scholarships, 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 computer science SEPC 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.

CS Extras

CS Extras is a series of occasional talks organized and sponsored by the Department of Computer Science. If you're interested in presenting a CS Extra, talk to a computer science faculty member. 

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 .

Cooperative Opportunities

Master of Computer Science Program

Computer Science majors at Grinnell College may apply for admission to a cooperative degree program leading to a B.A. from Grinnell and a Master of Computer Science (M.C.S.) from the University of Iowa in one additional year of study. Students may apply for the M.C.S. program in the spring of their third year at Grinnell, provided they meet the minimum GPA requirement and have completed 80 credits toward the B.A. at Grinnell. Under normal progress, students complete their B.A. from Grinnell at the end of the fourth year and the M.C.S. from the University of Iowa at the end of the fifth year. Similar to off-campus study arrangements, students pay Grinnell tuition and receive financial aid while dual-enrolled at Grinnell and the University of Iowa (year four). In year five of the program students’ fee and aid relationships are with the University of Iowa. Please contact Jerod Weinman if you questions about this opportunity.

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