Newsletter: Carleton Sentinel

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  • Each year the Computer Science Department awards the David Pollatsek '96 Prize in Computer Science to the graduating senior or seniors who best reflect David's special strengths:  his intellectual curiosity, his creativity, his imaginative programming, his love of art, and his flair for design.  This year the department is pleased to name Lindsey Chavez, Martha Durrett, and Nick Spinale as the recipients of the prize.  Congratulations to Lindsey, Martha, and Nick!

  • SDAs for next year

    May 11, 2018

    We are happy to announce the SDAs for next year will be:  Eva Grench, Miaoye Que, and Kiran Tomlinson.  SDAs are a resource for all current students to talk about courses, registration, what the major is like, and all things related to computer science.  Congratulations to our new SDAs.

  • Job Opportunity

    May 11, 2018

    Zenysis is looking to hire entry-level software engineers. Zenysis is a company building software to integrate and analyze fragmented health information systems around the world.  You can contact Kyle Schiller '17 directly with questions, comments and concerns about the neo-colonial dynamics of the foreign aid industrial complex. 

  • Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is looking for Instructors and Teaching Assistants for the summer.  CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world.  Positions available at residential and day sites at colleges, universities, and schools on the East and West coasts. 

  • Congratulations to the following students who received Distinction in Computer Science Comps:  Simon Bilsky-Rollins, Macallan Brown, Xi Chen, Julia Connelly, Kiya Govek, Maryam Hedayati, Kevin Kowalewski, Jack Lightbody, Dan Mayer, Rachel Moore, Micah Nacht, Liv Phillips, Carolyn Ryan, Bard Swallow, Claire Tagoe, Chelsea Ying.

  • Would you like to be part of the longest research project at Carleton College, going back to 1881?

    We looking for 1 student this summer to do programming for the Arb weather tower project.  Part of it involves completing the data acquisition section using Python and Linux, but the majority will involve finishing a database to store the data and a website to display the data.  This will involve using PHP, Apache, Javascript, Mac OS and maybe others.  For more information please see Tom Baraniak in Olin 208.

  • The Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan will be hosting a workshop on September 29, 2018, on Exploring Graduate Studies in CSE.  The goal of this workshop is to better prepare students for the graduate school application process and broaden participation in computer research.  Applications will be accepted for the workshop throughout the summer on a rolling basis. 

  • Applications are now available to work for the Computer Science Department next year.  We are getting rid of the Lab Assistant and Grader positions and have now replaced them with a new position called Course Staff.  If you are interested in Prefecting for next year the job has remained the same.  The full job description can be found in the application.  We have two application deadlines:  an "Early Decision" deadline of Sunday, April 8 at 10 pm and a "Standard Decision" deadline of Friday, April 13 at 10 pm

  • Congratulations to Kiran Tomlinson, a junior Computer Science and Mathematics major, who has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Goldwater Scholarship Program! The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields. Way to go, Kiran!

  • Still looking for that exciting summer job?  Well, look no further!  Contact Mike Tie (mtie@carleton.edu x4067 cmc305).  Mike is looking for three Assistant System Administrators to help him setup labs and classrooms for the upcoming school year.  There will be some programming, writing documentation, building web pages, lots of software installations and imaging.  Help faculty and summer researchers with anything and everything related to computers.  You'll work with linux, Windows, and OSX. No experience needed; you will be trained as you go.  The positions are budgeted for 10 weeks of the summer, and that leaves you time to still enjoy a summer vacation.  And best of all, you get to continue working for Mike during the school year.

  • Fellowship Opportunity

    March 9, 2018

    The Google Policy Fellowship program is now accepting applications for the summer.  Deadline to apply is March 20, 2018.