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"Keeping you in the loop since 2005"

  • Spring Course Descriptions

    February 13, 2008

    Registration for spring courses isn't that far away: it begins on Monday, February 25. Click above for descriptions of the computer science courses (above Intro to CS) that will be offered this spring. In addition to your own adviser, remember that you can contact our Student Departmental Adviser (Janara Christensen, christej@carleton.edu) if you have questions.

  • Information Session on Grad School in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

    February 13, 2008

    The University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs is having an information session on the Institute's Master of Science (MS) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) program. The MS program prepares students with science and engineering backgrounds to assume roles in public policy development, implementation, management, and leadership. The information session will be held at the University of Minnesota on Thursday, February 28, from 12-1:30 pm. Click the above link for more information, including how to RSVP.

  • MiCRA is Hiring

    February 13, 2008

    Ken Baseman '71 (parent of Carleton econ major Hal Baseman) is a managing partner for MiCRA, an economics consulting firm in Washington DC. They're looking for a 2008 CS or math graduate interested in public policy to hire as a full-time research assistant. Click above for more information.

  • Summer Research Experience at Harvey Mudd College

    February 13, 2008

    Harvey Mudd College has announced an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) site for this summer. Click above to see the email that they sent us, or visit the Harvey Mudd College REU website. The application deadline is March 14.

  • Money Available for Research Away From Carleton

    February 1, 2008

    Carleton has a new program to provide support for students doing research off-campus during summer or winter breaks. The Kolenkow/Reitz Fund will support at least three students in the natural sciences and mathematics in 2008, with each student receiving funds not to exceed a typical summer research stipend at Carleton ($420 per week, for no more than 10 weeks). Funding is available to Carleton international students. Support could take the form of a stipend, travel funds, housing, etc., and it could be used to supplement financial support offered by a sponsor at another institution if the student demonstrates that the sponsor’s contribution is insufficient. If interested, submit an application by February 14, identifying a sponsor at another institution, a brief description of research plans and your specific role, and a budget paragraph justifying requested funds. Decisions about funding will be made by April 1st. For more information, visit the website for the Robert J. Kolenkow and Robert A. Reitz Fund.

  • Summer Research Opportunity: Computational Social Science

    January 22, 2008

    We are pleased to announce an intensive, month-long research experience in the application of theoretical computer science to game theory and/or social networks for students of Carleton, Denison, and Oberlin Colleges during July-August 2008. For more information, click above.

  • CRA-W and CDC Summer Research Internships

    January 18, 2008

    The CRA-W (Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research) and the CDC (Coalition to Diversify Computing) have each announced their Distributed Mentor Programs. The idea of these programs is to match up promising undergraduates with faculty mentors at other institutions. Students then travel to do summer research with their mentor. The CRA-W program seeks to increase the number of women entering graduate studies in computer science and engineering, while the CDC program seeks to increase the number of men and women from underrepresented groups entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and engineering. The deadline for application is February 15. Visit the combined program website for more information.

  • Gathering for Prospective Majors

    January 16, 2008

    Are you considering majoring in computer science? We're going to be hosting a session for prospective computer science majors on Tuesday, January 22, at 4:00 PM in Hill Lounge. Meet computer science students and faculty, eat food, and learn about how awesome this major is. Hope to see you there!

  • Infosys Is Recruiting on Campus

    January 15, 2008

    Infosys will have a representative on campus on Wednesday, January 16 staffing a table in Great Space from 12 - 2 p.m. and hosting an information session in Sayles-Hill Lounge from 7-8 p.m. They are recruiting for both internship and full-time opportunities, and are looking for Software Engineers for the full-time slots in particular. Visit their internship program website for more information.

  • Carleton CS Alum Wins Best Paper Award

    January 8, 2008

    Carleton computer science alum Brad Davis '01 is currently working on his Ph.D. at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. At the recent IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, Brad's paper was selected out of 1300 submissions to receive the David Marr Prize for best paper! For more information, read the UNC press release.

  • Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Summer Institute

    January 7, 2008

    The HST Summer Institute at Harvard-MIT offers an opportunity to do summer research in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics, and in Biomedical Optics. The programs are designed to help participants explore career options or prepare for graduate level research. For more information, visit the program website. Applications are due by January 31, 2008.

  • ACM-W Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences

    January 3, 2008

    ACM-W has announced a scholarship program to help undergraduate women attend research conferences. The scholarships are for up to $500 each, and approximately 12 are awarded per year. The attendee does not have to be presenting at the
    conference. For more information, see the program website.