Computer Science

Theory, abstraction and design

Earlham’s computer science program is heavily influenced by the liberal arts mission of the College. The department takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes cultural, legal and ethical issues surrounding computing. We provide our graduates with the ability to make informed decisions about the appropriate use of technology in a variety of contexts.

Alumni have found jobs with such major technology companies as Lucent,, Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft, MCI/WorldCom and Ontrack. Others have started their own technology businesses.

Our majors have pursued graduate work in computer science at institutions such as Indiana University; University of California, Santa Cruz; and the universities of Central Florida, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Washington.

Cracking the Code
Cracking the Code

Elena Sergienko '14 says that even though most of her fellow computer science majors are male, she has found plenty of support and lots of opportunities to gain skills and build her resume at Earlham. While earning her degree, she has found similar support from successful women in her chosen field as she completed internships with two notable corporations.

Alex Lemann

Alex Lemann '06 worked with a group of fellow computer science majors to transform a class assignment into a successful business.

Earlhamites seek answers to decline in coffee production
Earlhamites seek answers to decline in coffee production
A group of Earlham student researchers and two faculty members is working with two alums in Nicaragua over winter break to visit coffee farms and research the fungus that is damaging coffee production worldwide.

Natural Science Complex Project — Phase 2 Construction Began in
March 2014

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Phase II is a 42,000 square foot addition that will provide a new home for Physics, Math and Computer Sciences as well as the new Science Center for Integrated Learning. Ground breaking for Phase 2 was held in March 2014, with a completion date of May 2015. This is the second of a three-phase science building initiative representing an investment of more than $30 million.


Summer 2013: Iceland

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Three students and Charlie Peck were in Iceland implementing their data collection and analysis system in coordination with Geology and Chemistry students from Tennessee. They documented their experiences in a blog.

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