REU Summer 2011 Research

December 3rd, 2010

I am happy to announce the fifth year of Ohio Wesleyan University’s REU program in scientific computation, with projects in astronomy, computer science, mathematics, and physics. Attached is a flyer with information for you to share with students in your department. We hope that you will encourage your students to consider our program. Questions can be directed to Professor Brad Trees at or at the following telephone number, 740-368-3776.

Research Experience for Undergraduates, Summer 2011, Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University announces the fifth year of its NSF-funded REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program in scientific computation. Projects are available in astronomy, computer science, mathematics, and physics. The program is for ten weeks starting on May 16, 2011. Review of applications will begin March 14, 2011 and will continue until all positions are filled. For more information, including an on-line application form, please see our website at or contact Dr. Brad Trees at

Thank you for helping us bring this opportunity to the attention of your students.

Kathy Boger
Administrative Assistant
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015


November 23rd, 2010

This past weekend, computer science major Becky Punch presented her paper “Illustrating Computer System Architecture with DLSim3” at the 2010 Midstates Conference for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science and Mathematics (aka MCURCSM 2010).

This work was a collaborative project with CS professors John Donaldson and Rich Salter.

Becky Punch presenting at MCURCSM 2010

Winter Internships-Deadline Nov. 8

October 26th, 2010

Winter Term Internships in Computer Science
(Many are with Oberlin Alumni!)
Sponsored by the Office of Career Services

  • Enertechnix (Seattle, Washington): Research Assistant Intern
  • Patron Technology (New York, NY): Arts, Marketing and Technology Intern
  • Point of View Interactive (New York, NY): Interactive Intern
  • California Urban Water Conservation Council (Sacramento, CA): H2O Conservation Website Intern
Application Deadline: Monday, November 8 @ 11:59 PM.
The Office of Career Services Sponsors over 120 Winter Term internships.  Some of these internships have been highlighted above, and many more are available.
For more information on all of our Winter Term internships, including how to apply, visit:

APPLICATION ASSISTANCE (Resumes, Cover Letters, etc):
Check out the Resume and Cover Letter Guides on the Resume and Cover Letter pages of the Career Services Website:
Drop-In Days and Times:

  • Every weekday: 3-5pm in Career Services
  • Every Wednesday: 7-9pm in Azariah’s
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3: 2-5pm in Career Services
  • Thursday, Nov. 4: 1-7pm in Career Services
  • Friday, Nov. 5: 9am-5pm in Career Services
    Monday, Nov. 8: 2-5pm in Career Services
Questions?  Please contact:
The Office of Career Services
Oberlin College
Stevenson Building – Longman Commons

M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Grad School Info Meeting Tues Nov. 2 12:15

October 22nd, 2010

Are you considering going to grad school to study CS?  Come to our
info session on Tuesday, Nov. 2 12:15 p.m. to chat with the CS professors about
topics such as:

- What CS grad school is like -- the first two years and beyond
- What is CS research like?
- Is grad school right for me?
- Masters or PhD?
- How do you apply?
- How to choose schools/advisors?
- Getting good letters of recommendation
- Things you can do now to improve your chances of being accepted
- and any other questions you might have

Pizza will be provided. Sign up in the CSCI office King 223 or email by Monday, Nov. 1 if you plan to attend.

Software Talk: Vim

September 26th, 2010

Vim LogoVim Tips and Tricks

What: A brief introduction to a number of the more advanced features of the Vim text editor

When: Wednesday, September 29 @ 4:30pm

Where: King 135 (Downstairs CS Lab)

It will be good if you’ve used vi or vim previously (at least having worked through the tutorial).  I’ll try and give you a taste of many features that I find useful/interesting and try to answer any questions you might have.

CSMC's Unix/Games night!

September 14th, 2010

New to the CS labs?  Want to learn more about Unix and the lab machines?  Want to meet more people in CS while eating pizza and having fun?

If so, join the CSMC on Thursday (9/16) for Unix/Games night!

We’ll be meeting in the downstairs CS lab (King 135) at 8pm.

Unix license plate

Unix/Games night!

Welcome Back Students – Ice Cream Social Wed Sept 8

September 3rd, 2010


We invite all Computer Science and Math Majors to an Ice Cream Social

Wed. September 8, 4:30 pm in the Rice/King Courtyard

Rain location – King 2nd floor

OCCS 25th anniversary pics

September 1st, 2010

There are pictures and movies from the  25th anniversary celebration available at OCCS 25th Anniversary and on the new OCCS FaceBook page.OCCS Alumni 1985 -- 2010

2010 Five Colleges of Ohio Summer Science Research Symposium

July 30th, 2010

On July 23, 2010, three CS students (along with their research advisors) travelled down to Ohio Wesleyan University to present their summer research as part of the 2010 Five Colleges of Ohio Summer Science Research Symposium.

L to R in front are the student presenters Garrett Robinson, Jason Kimmel, and Becky Punch.  Back row has the faculty advisors Ben Kuperman, Rich Salter, and John Donaldson.

L to R in front are the student presenters Garrett Robinson, Jason Kimmel, and Becky Punch. Back row has the faculty advisors Ben Kuperman, Rich Salter, and John Donaldson.


CSMC Tshirts 2009-2010 Order by Fri May 21.

May 19th, 2010

CSMS has designed tshirts that will be yellow with hunter green print

OCCS  2009 – 2010will be centered on the front

on the back it will read:

You know you’re a CS major if…

You think flip-flops belong in DLSim not on feet.

You’ve written 15 programs to calculate the Fibonacci numbers.

You consider recursion an alternative lifestyle.

You know more languages than an UN employee.

You sometimes write “the downstairs lab” as a permanent address.

Divide and conquer doesn’t sound like a military strategy.

O(n^3) and O(135n^3 + 3000n+  1828537)  look  identical

*int {} (*float) is clearly a pointer to a function taking a float pointer and returning a pointer to an array of intergers.

You close your eyes and see public static void man ( String args { } )

Scheme is just another word for a lot of parens

The cost will be $8.00

To order email with your size by Friday 5/21/2010.

The shirts should be in by May 28 , if you are gone by then they can be picked up in the Fall.