Newsletter: Carleton Sentinel

"Keeping you in the loop since 2005"

  • The weather outside may be frightful, but planning now to participate in summer research at Carleton is always delightful!  The list of CS research projects for Summer 2010 has been posted on the department website.  In addition, there are two program deadlines in January (both January 15, 2010).  For more information, click on the link above.

  • The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, are pleased to offer a 10-week REU.  For more information click on the link above.

  • Interdisciplinary REU:  Computer Science and Ecology at Harvard Forest.  Click on the link above for more information.

  • For a number of years, our majors have been asking for opportunities to learn other programming languages in addition to the ones that we directly cover in our curriculum.  Click above for more information.

  • The first regional celebration of Women in Computing for the upper midwest will take place on February 12-13, 2010, on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota.  Click above for more information.

  • It's not too early to start thinking about summer....and summer research opportunities in the Computer Science Department.  We will be posting a tentative list of research projects in mid-December, along with information about applying for these opportunities. In addition, this year we have a new joint program in conjunction with the Physics Department, the Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars Program, with a deadline of January 15, 2010.

  • The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. Click above for more information.

  • Hashtable is the Computer Science Department's lunch table. We'll meet in the LDC Shearer Dining Room from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10. Professors, majors, and any student enrolled in a CS course are invited. The third discussion topic will be “Interdisciplinary of Computer Science: What do we do after Carleton.” Discuss what and how computer science can cross traditional boundaries of other academic disciplines, and our possible career paths after college. Contact Sue Jandro for a meal ticket if you would like to attend and you are not on a board plan.

  • SDA Office Hours

    October 29, 2009

    Do you have questions about next term's computer science courses? Questions about the CS major? Questions about anything? Your Student Departmental Advisors can help! Come chat with us at our office hours on Saturday, October 31 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the CS lounge (CMC 307). There will be pizza! Contact Emily Kawaler or Kohei Shinkawa for details.

  • Trick or Treat

    October 29, 2009

    Computer Science majors and department works are invited to stop by for treats on Friday, October 30 from 3:30-4:00 p.m. in the CMC Faculty Lounge (CMC 323). Hope to see you there.

  • Registration for winter term courses is coming up soon: it begins on Monday, November 2. Click above for descriptions of the computer science courses (above Intro to CS) that will be offered winter term. In addition to your own advisor, remember that you can contact our Student Departmental Advisors Emily Kawaler (kawalere) or Kohei Shinkawa (shinkawk) if you have questions.

  • Hashtable is the Computer Science Department's lunch table. We'll meet in the LDC Shearer Dining Room from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27. Professors, majors, and any student enrolled in a CS course are invited. The second discussion topic will be “Artificial Intelligence: Can computers have free will?”. Discuss the potentiality of artificial intelligence and other related topics.

    Contact Sue Jandro for a meal ticket if you would like to attend and you are not on a board plan.