Newsletter: Carleton Sentinel

"Keeping you in the loop since 2005"

  • Registration for winter term courses is coming up soon:  it begins on Monday, October 26.  We would like to share descriptions for three new courses offered winter term.  In addition to your own advisor, remember you can contact our Student Departmental Advisors Laura Biester and Joy Hill.

  • Mobile App Opportunity

    October 22, 2015

    Kathryn Ravey ('16) from St. Olaf College seeks to spread education and awareness about women's sexual health and biology through a free mobile app. The app will be geared towards young women all over the world who may not receive education about female anatomy. She is seeking a student who has experience creating mobile apps or graphic design to become a partner in this project. Those interested should email

  • LOFT Coder Summit (LCS)

    October 22, 2015

    Hispanic Heritage Foundation will be hosting a LOFT Coder Summit (LCS) in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 7.  This is a great opportunity for any Latino/a, African American, and Native American computer science majors/minors and professionals to attend.  For more information and to register click here.

  • Perception Lab seeks research assistants starting winter term

    The Perception Lab is seeking highly-motivated students with some experience in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or computer science to serve as research assistants in winter and spring terms. The goal of the lab is to model the processes by which humans perceive spoken language. We will be conducting research on how listeners use context and visual information (seeing the talker) to recognize spoken words.

    Research assistants will read and become familiar with the literature on this topic, contribute to experimental design, attend weekly lab meetings to discuss research, run participants, assist with data analysis and interpretation, and prepare posters for academic conferences or manuscripts. RAs enroll in 2-3 credits of Psych 300 with an expectation of 3-4 hours of work per week, per credit.

    If you are interested in gaining research experience and can make at least a two-term commitment to working in the lab, I’d love to hear from you! For more information about the lab and to apply, please visit and click on "Join Our Team". Applications received by Friday, October 23 will receive full consideration. with any questions.

  • Two Carleton students are competing in the Carleton Start-Up Competition and searching for a qualified app developer.  Continue reading for more information.

  • University of Colorado-Boulder is now accepting applications for their graduate program.  Click here for more information.

  • Startup Weekend

    September 28, 2015

    Minnesota State University, Mankato is hosting a Startup Weekend Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs October 2-4.  For more information click here.  Use promo code "Carleton" to receive the student discount of 30% off the ticket price. 

  • REU Opportunity

    September 28, 2015

    Santa Fe Institute is now taking applications for the 2016 REU Internship Program.  Application deadline is January 4, 2016.  Click here for more information.

  • Green Corps is Hiring

    September 18, 2015

    Green Corps is looking for college graduates interested in a paid training program in environmental organizing and advocacy.  Application deadline is October 11, 2015.  Click below for more information.

  • Georgia Tech announces a new doctoral program that brings the physical, mathematical, and biological sciences together in one Ph.D.  Apply by December 15, 2015.  Click here for more information.

  • Graduate School Fellowship

    September 18, 2015

    If you're planning to apply to graduate school, you should definitely consider applying for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship or a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Though they are difficult to obtain, Carleton students have gotten them in the past. Furthermore, they can provide you with both money and significantly more flexibility in graduate school. Go for it!

  • Student Job Opportunity

    September 18, 2015

    Anna Rafferty is looking to hire a student to help with website development and design for a project on helping students learn algebra. The position will be roughly 4-6 hours weekly for the term, with possibilities to continue in future terms depending on how things go. Experience in Java is necessary, and past work with event driven programs would be very helpful. There will be ample opportunities for creativity, as the work will mainly involve improving the aesthetics of the website, and interest in design is a definite plus. Contact Anna at if you’re interested.