NSF/DHS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

November 6th, 2008

Application Deadline: January 31, 2009

DIMACS, DyDAn, and the Rutgers University Mathematics Department invite applications for a NSF/DHS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. DIMACS was founded as one of 24 Science and Technology Centers funded by the NSF. It is located at Rutgers University, and is a joint project of Rutgers, Princeton, AT&T Laboratories, Bell Laboratories, Telcordia Technologies, and the NEC Research Institute. DIMACS has over 250 permanent members in mathematics, computer science, and operations research, and hosts many distinguished visitors each year.

US Program: June 1-July 24    optional trip: Prague Trip: July 20-august 5

Deadline for applications are due January 31, 2009

DIMACS, with National Science Foundation sponsorship, has offered an REU program since 1992. There are four associated REU programs:

  • The DIMACS REU program offers projects mentored by DIMACS members.
  • The DIMACS/DIMATIA REU program offers projects mentored by DIMACS members, the program is extended by two weeks, and the last two and a half weeks of the program are spent at our sister site DIMATIA at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Students selected to participate in this program generally exhibit strong interests in combinatorics.
  • The Rutgers Math Department program offers projects mentored by members of the Rutgers Mathematics Department.
  • The DyDAn REU program offers projects related to homeland security mentored by DyDAn researchers.

2008 ACM Programming Contest

November 1st, 2008

On November 1, two teams of Oberlin students competed in the regionals for the 2008 ACM International Programming Contest.

DSCN0091.JPGFoo of Oberlin (Ted Warner, Katie Kuksenok, and Michael Brooks) did well at the Programming Contest today.  They solved three of eight problems and placed first among 40 teams competing at the Youngstown site and 14th among 124 teams overall in the Regional.  One of the problems they solved was solved by only four other teams, two from CMU, one from Waterloo, and one from Purdue.


Career Opportunities

October 20th, 2008

Beaconfire is a small, fun company based in Arlington, VA that does web consulting for progressive non-profits. It’s a great place to work – I work with incredibly smart, energetic people on some really interesting projects. (I think of it as an Obie-friendly atmosphere.) Our clients include Heifer International, ACLU, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to get in touch with me (joanna.miles@beaconfire.com)!


Video Games and the Marketplace: "How computer, console and mobile games are being used for marketing, communication and training"

September 26th, 2008

Stephen Baer, Managing Partner TheGameAgency.com will discuss this topic and share consumer case studies. The Game Agency is an agency focused on video games and interactive entertainment. Join us on

Monday September 29, 2008 for refreshements with Mr. Baer at 4:00 in King 223. His talk will follow at 4:30 in King 221.

Student webmaster position

September 25th, 2008

The Oberlin Archives are looking for a student assistant/webmaster for this semester.  You’d be responsible for creating and editing web pages, writing guidelines for website modification, and assisting with other Archives tasks.

See the job posting or contact Kenneth M. Grossi, Acting College Archivist for more information.

*_Skilled Computer Worker Wanted_*

September 22nd, 2008

*Title: Dorm Energy Computer Manager/Developer*

Wanted: Computer Guru

September 11th, 2008

Local resident who has had CS gurus for years still struggling with his computers (3 networked). Need a CS Junior/Senior (or other level) for lessons usually 1.5 hours per week. $12 per hour cash. (more…)

Cleveland Cavaliers – Intranet Developer/Designer

September 9th, 2008

Cleveland Cavaliers – Intranet Developer/Designer

The Cleveland Cavaliers are seeking an intranet developer and designer. Under direction of the IT Director, develops and designs content of company intranet site, and manages on day-to-day basis.



Web Design Student Worker (on campus)

September 9th, 2008


The Environmental Studies Program is seeking a student applicant for the Environmental Studies Information Center (ESIC) as working monitors for 4 to 10 hrs. per week.  The applicant should be proficient in advanced web design skills.
Please send a cover letter and resume that includes your contact information and illuminates your proficiencies to: cheryl.wolfe@oberlin.edu

Sign Up for the Programming Contest ExCo!!!

September 4th, 2008

IMG_1372.JPGRegistration for the totally awesome programming ExCo is now open.

For more information or to register go to: