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.

Alex Lemann

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

George Crowson
Researching Decline in Coffee Production

After a research trip to Nicaragua during winter break, George Crowson ’16 won’t look at the sky and see it the same way.

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.

Center for Science and Technology is Now Open

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The 42,000-square-foot Center for Science and Technology (CST) is home to the math, physics and computer science departments and the Science and Technology Learning Commons, a shared space for all the sciences. The CST connects directly to the newly renovated biology and chemistry departments in Stanley Hall.

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