Newsletter: Carleton Sentinel

"Keeping you in the loop since 2005"

  • The 30 Minutes Program

    September 28, 2016

    The 30 Minutes program is run by the Career Center and they have several Computer Science alums visiting campus next week.  The 30 Minutes program brings students interested in a specific job or industry face-to-face (or via Skype) with alumni experienced in that field.  This is a great way to connect with alums.  Sign up via The Tunnel. 

  • The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is looking to recruit high-quality students for their graduate program.  They are holding an information day at UNL on November 4 and 5, 2016.  Mileage up to 300 miles and room and meal expenses will be paid for students who participate.  If you would like us to pass on your name to receive an invitation to this event to email Sue Jandro by September 28. 

  • The Grassroot Project

    September 20, 2016

    The Grassroot Project in Washington DC helps student athletes get involved with HIV/AIDS prevention.  Grassroots is up for a $7,000 grant to design a mobile app that will enable teens to stay in touch with us outside of our programs (asking sensitive questions, finding places to get sexual health resources and counseling, etc.). If you have experience designing 'apps for good' to contact Zach Wood-Doughty '14 or email info@grassrootproject.org for more information. 

  • Dr. Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten from the Universität Duisburg-Essen in looking for native speakers of English in her participant pool for a questionnaire on self-efficacy in human-robot-interactions.  Participants should be over 18.  You can win Amazon vouchers as a little incentive for the participants.  Here's a link to the survey.

  • Did you do research over the summer?  Students are encouraged to share their scholarly work at a poster session where students from many disciplines share their scholarly work with the Carleton community.  This event will take place on Friday, October 21 from 3:30-5:30 in the Weitz Commons.  The deadline to submit an abstract to participate in this event in Friday, October 7 at 5 p.m.  Click here to register.

  • Google (Tech) Day

    September 13, 2016

    Google representatives will be on campus on Thursday, September 22 and have planned an Information Session, Google Coding and various events throughout the day.  Visit the Tunnel for more information and to sign up.

  • Congratulations to Lovelace, who has been awarded a $3000 grant from the National Center for Women in Information Technology's Student Seed Fund Program! The award, sponsored by Google.org, will help Lovelace expand their programming this year in their first year as an official ACM-W chapter. The group plans to bring in an outside speaker, screen the film "Code: Debugging the Gender Gap", and increase their social events and Lovelab hours. 

    Lovelace is a student-led group in the Computer Science Department, whose mission is to "create supportive and inclusive environments for learning Computer Science, with the goal of increasing gender diversity in Computer Science within our campus community."

  • Hami Abdi and Phineas Callahan are forming a study group for the ACM/ICPC and are looking for mathematically inclined programmers to join them. The ACM/ICPC is an annual intercollegiate programming competition that tests contestants ability to solve a wide variety of algorithmic problems. Carleton's regional qualifier occurs in late October/early November, so the group would independently study the most common classes of problems over the summer and then meet weekly in the fall to work through old contests. Students who enjoy problem solving or want to improve their technical interviewing skills should email Hami or Phineas for more information.

  • The Archives Department is looking to hire a Programmer and Data Processing Assistant starting in the fall.  This is a student work position.  The purpose of the position is to write new, or implement existing, programming scripts to use in the Archives to automate workflows, add features to the department's website, batch process data or files and transform data schemas.  Contact Nate Wilson if you are interested.

  • Check out this contest!  Your Mission:  propose an experiment using GE technology to disprove the impossible.  You can receive up to a $100,000 scholarship from GE.  Response deadline is June 14, 2016.  Click here for more information.

  • 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 Adam Canady and Marielle Foster as the co-recipients of the prize.  Congratulations to Adam and Marielle!