Computer Science NEWS

Colleges Receive Alden Trust Grant

Hobart and William Smith recently received a $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust to reconfigure and refurbish two classrooms in Rosenberg and Gulick Halls into flexible learning spaces that now foster the integration of pedagogy and technology in the natural sciences. The renovations are congruent with the outcomes of a nearly two year comprehensive review and revision of the HWS curric...  More >>

Middleton '14: Software Developer at Markit

In the summer of 2013, the Hobart and William Smith Salisbury International Internship Stipend took Kathryn Middleton '14 from New York to London to India, thanks to an internship with Markit, a leading global financial information services company. Markit, whose chief operating officer is HWS Trustee Calvin "Chip" Carver Jr. '81, serves clients in the most significant institutions of the financ...  More >>

Rosensweig '83 on Free Tuition Proposal

Following President Barack Obama's proposal to offer two years of community college tuition-free to qualifying students, Chegg President and CEO Dan Rosensweig '83 (pictured on the right) offered his insights on the subject in an interview with Bloomberg West. "It's very ambitious and I appreciate it's objective, which is to lower the cost of education, which has been rising 6 to 7 percent a year...  More >>

Benya '14 Hired at NASA

Mark Benya '14 was hired by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) not long after graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. But landing the software design seat was not surprising for the young graduate who is already the founder and chief executive officer of three successful online advertising companies. In his position at NASA, Benya will design and develop software ...  More >>

Young Adulterated Final Pilot Released

The final pilot of "Young Adulterated," a 10-part film series written, directed, and filmed by Steve Gemmiti '14, was released on the project's website on June 3. Nearly twice as long and more refined than the series premiere shown at The Smith Opera House in April, Gemmiti explains this new release is "Finally representative of the product I knew it could be--and it's only just the beginning. We...  More >>

Building Your Digital Toolbox

The departments of art & architecture, mathematics, and computer science will begin hosting a series of workshops focusing on AutoCAD and laser cutting digital fabrication technologies on Wednesday, Feb. 12. "This semester's Digital Workshop is a segue into the arena of new digital softwares and fabrication methodologies," says Assistant Professor of Architecture Gabriella D'Angelo. "Not only...  More >>

Schmidt ’14 Builds Weather Data Device

Blending his interests in computer science and environmental studies, Nick Schmidt '14 is working on an Honors project that has the potential to shape how weather information is gathered. Under the guidance of his Honors adviser, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science John Vaughn, Schmidt is developing a sensory station that measures weather profile features such as humidity and barometric...  More >>

China, India & Greece for Salisbury Winners

This summer, three students will pursue their ambitious academic passions across the globe with the assistance of the Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend Award. Founded in 2007, the annual award provides financial support to students pursing internships abroad. Annie Mandart '14, a writing and rhetoric and women's studies double major, will use her stipend to travel to Be...  More >>

Delving into Databases

This summer, Kieran Koehnlein '13, a double major in computer science and geoscience, participated in a summer internship with Scholastic, Inc., one of the world's largest publishers and distributors of children's books. "I've always found computers fascinating. When I was younger it was because of how mysterious they were to me," says Koehnlein. "Now, due to a slightly better understanding of th...  More >>

Houston, We Have an Intern

This summer Mark Benya '14 will find himself on the edge of the final frontier - casting his sights toward the dark expanse of outer space. The computer science and English double major recently accepted a prestigious summer internship with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). At the organization's independent verification and validation facilities in Fairmont, W.Va., Benya w...  More >>