Job Search info session for CSCI students

October 1st, 2014

Thinking about pursuing a CS job, winter term, or internship in the future?

Join us Tuesday, Oct 7 from 12:15-1:15pm in King 337 to meet with CS faculty and Richard Berman from Oberlin’s Career Center to talk about:

  • Strategies for finding positions
  • What industries employ computer scientists
  • CS-related jobs that aren’t just software engineering
  • Reaching out to CS alumni
  • Deciding between grad school vs. industry
  • When to start looking for jobs
  • How the faculty and staff at Oberlin can help you

RSVP by Monday with Jackie in King 223 and sign up for pizza!

more jobs than students

More jobs than students in CS

2014 Muskingum University Programming Contest

September 28th, 2014

Oberlin students did a fantastic job at the Muskingum University programming contest this past weekend.  Two of our teams (“Lavascript” and “Public Static Void Pain”) took first and second place, and all our teams solved multiple problems, despite this being the first contest for most.

Our competitors were Laura Watiker, Paul Buser, Sam Rossin, Alex Cotsarelis, Eren Guendelsberger, Chris Egerton, Will Banfield, Alex Peterson, Max Grusky, Amanda Strominger, Devon Wells, and Tim Hennigan.

Great work everyone!

Welcome Back CSCI/Math Majors – Ice Cream Social

August 29th, 2014

Welcome Back CSCI/Math Majors – Ice Cream Social

Wed, September 3 , 2014              4:30

King/Rice Courtyard

Rainsite: King Bldg 2nd Floor Commons

CS Community Art Show

April 18th, 2014

CS Community Art Show

CS Art Show Flyer

When: Saturday, April 26th

Time: Opens at 8pm, Performances and readings at 9pm

Where: Harkness Dining Area

What: Art and creative things of many kinds created by the CS Community

Like What? Video games, video game art, comics, drawings, painting, musics electronics, crafts, knitting, etc.

Want to submit something? Send the CSMC some email:

Bravest Warriors Marathon!

April 17th, 2014

Become a Warrior

Join the CSMC this Saturday, April 19 for a Bravest Warriors marathon in the downstairs lab starting at 7pm.

Popcorn will be provided!!!

Everyone should come, majors and non-majors alike.

Putting Healthcare in Your Hands

April 9th, 2014

Join us on Friday, April 9 for a 12-1pm talk by Beenish Chaudhry entitled: “Putting Healthcare in Your Hands” in King 235.

Abstract: Our healthcare system is undergoing a seismic shift that is breaking the old information asymmetry – where doctors had all the information and patients had very little – now technology is being used to collect data to give patients an easy way to access key facts and gain knowledge for decisions about health. While we know how to target this information for the affluent and their lifestyles, what are we doing for those with low socioeconomic background? In this talk, you will learn about technology design challenges and solutions for this population, and what needs to be done in the future.

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!

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:

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!

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.