Welcome to OCCS

December 23rd, 2013

Computer Science encompasses both the theoretical and the practical aspects of the study of computers and algorithmic processes. Students majoring in computer science at Oberlin are prepared both for further graduate studies in the discipline and also for careers in the industries and businesses that actively recruit computer scientists with a liberal arts background. Computer Science at Oberlin is taught within the context of a liberal arts degree, with emphasis on the lasting principles of the discipline rather than on specific training in particular tools and techniques. The CS Department stresses the fundamentals of computer science while maintaining a highly current and relevant curriculum utilizing state-of-the-art methodologies and tools. More detailed information about the Computer Science major and minor and a complete list of courses can be found in the course catalog.

OCCS Faculty

The faculty welcomes you to Computer Science!

Set up your laptop for programming!

April 8th, 2014

Have burning issues getting your laptop set up to work on your fun CSCI assignments?

burning laptop

I think they took overclocking too far!

Want some help getting Python/Java installed?  Some hands-on assistance on how to transfer files back and forth?

The CSMC is hosting a drop-in session to help students get it all figured out!

  • Date: Wednesday, April 7
  • Time: 7:30-9:00pm
  • Where: King 201 (Upstairs CS lab)

There will be people there to help setup Windows, Mac, and Linux laptops.  Hope to see you there!

On-campus summer CS research opportunities!

March 18th, 2014

There are a number of CS research projects that will be happening on campus this summer.  If you are an Oberlin student (including those graduating this year) and are interested in getting paid to do work on nifty CS projects, check out the project descriptions and fill out this Google form

Research time in the lab

Research time in the lab

Bob Geitz recognized for Excellence in Teaching

February 28th, 2014

Our very own Bob Geitz was awarded Oberlin’s 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching award for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics division.  Click on the image below to read more.

Oberlin's 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching awardees

Oberlin’s 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching awardees

2014 CS T-Shirt Contest – due March 15

February 25th, 2014

Get your CS T-Shirt design in by March 15!!!!

Students compete at the Denison Programming Contest

February 22nd, 2014

Five teams of Oberlin students competed at the Denison Programming Contest this past weekend.  All of them placed in the top half of the 18 teams competing.

The final rankings and problems are here: http://personal.denison.edu/~lalla/DSPC/results14.html

Our teams were:

  • Amanda Strominger, Scott Hulver, Nathan Klein (1st)
  • Peter Fogg, Sayer Rippey, Oren Shoham (2nd)
  • Meg Davis, Kira Goldner, Devon Wells (4th)
  • Eli Rose, Gabe Richman, Clay Hudgens (8th)
  • Mischa Lewis-Norell, Chris Egerton, Robin Wong (9th)

Congratulations to all of them!

Cynthia Taylor Publishes on Peer Instruction In Small Liberal Arts Colleges

February 13th, 2014

https://oncampus.oberlin.edu/faculty-staff/notes/2013/09/04/cynthia-taylor-publishes-peer-instruction-small-liberal-arts-colleges

Women in STEM Faculty Panel

February 11th, 2014

Roots & STEM logoJoin professors Kate Jones-Smith (physics & astronomy), Chelsea Martinez (chemistry), Cynthia Taylor (computer science), and Leslie Kwakye (neuroscience) for a panel discussion on their careers in the sciences.

We invite scientists and non-scientists alike to attend and participate in what we hope will be an interesting, informative, and fun event.

When: Tuesday, February 11 at 4:45pm to 6:00pm

Where: Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center

The session is part of the Roots & STEM events series exploring the human makeup of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

https://calendar.oberlin.edu/event/women_in_stem_panel_part_2