“Keeping you in the loop since 2005”


  • Carleton alum Ethan Sommer ’03 is currently working for the IT department at Gustavus Adolphus College. He tells us that they have an opening for a “User Services” position, and he’s love to see a Carl get the job. Click above for more info about the position.

  • Artamus Looking for Summer Programmer

    23 February 2006

    Derrick Bilderbeek from Armatus tells us that he’s looking for a student programmer for the summer (10 weeks). The programming will be in C# or VB.NET, which he expects should be easy to pick up with a background in Java. The student can work from home or vacation spot. Here’s a short description of the project, from Derrick: “For exchange traded funds a program is written in Excel. The calculation is currently very inefficient (VBA in Excel). This code needs to be written in C# or VB.NET with a .NET grid or Excel as front-end. Also it must be easy to make graphs from the data.” If you’re interested, email Dave Musicant (dmusican@carleton.edu) before March 30 indicating that you wish to be considered. Dave will then send the list of names off to Derrick.

  • Are you interested in working on cutting edge projects with cool
    technologies, and getting research experience at the same time? Would you like to do something this summer that will boost your resume and prepare you for either graduate school or a job once you graduate? Have you wondered what interdisciplinary research (say, combining computer science with chemistry or media studies or sociology) would be like? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, then click above! There are several research opportunities available for this coming summer in Computer Science.

  • Senior Comps Presentations

    22 February 2006

    It’s that time of year again—Comps extravaganza time! Come and find out what this year’s seniors have been up to for the past two terms, and learn about some really interesting solutions to two particularly vexing computer science problems. The event is in Boliou 104 on Saturday, February 25, from 10:00 to noon, with lunch immediately following. Here are the details for the two talks:

    • 10:00-11:00am: “A Smart Firewall” — Seth Meyer, Chris Rupp, Mark Sielaff, Jon Sulman
    • 11:00-noon: “Making Visual Interfaces Easier with ELVIS” — Luke Maurer, Tyler Odean, Anna Ritz, Taylor Valore

    Hope to see you there!

  • Computer Science Ice Cream Social

    21 February 2006

    Dan Lew, one of computer science majors, says: “You are invited to a computer science ice cream social, this coming Friday (the 24th), from 8-10 PM. If you’re a CS major, professor, staff, or prospective then come and make yourself a tasty ice cream sundae and have a good time. I will be holding the get-together at my house, Prentice house (otherwise known as the Q&A house). It’s at 107 Division st., down the hill and across the street from the town houses. It’s got a rainbow flag in the window. RSVP’ing is not required, though it’d be nice to know generally how many people will come, so email me if you expect to show up.”

  • Epic Systems Hiring on Campus

    20 February 2006
    Epic Systems, based in Madison, WI, is back on campus looking to hire Carleton computer science students. There will be an information session on Monday, March 6, at 4:30 PM in Sayles-Hill with interviews the following day. Epic has hired many of our graduates in the past — this is a fabulous job opportunity.
  • Summer Internships and Full-Time Jobs at MITRE Corporation

    20 February 2006

    Carleton alum Charles Schmidt ’97 tells us that the Crypto and IA Research department at the MITRE Corp. has openings for a summer intern and a number of full time workers. The department works in computer security, but applicants do not need any prior experience in this area. They are looking for people who can learn quickly and who have good research skills. Most of their work involves performing research into the security of various products and technologies and providing reports and recommendations. The department also performs original research in areas like network protocol analysis and hardened security systems. For more information, please contact cmschmidt@mitre.org.

  • Summer Internships with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    16 February 2006

    Carleton alum Nat Beagley ’94 is looking for interns for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. He is part of PNNL’s Statistical Sciences Group, whose website indicates “We regularly develop and/or apply data mining methods, multivariate analysis techniques, classification/clustering, simulation, error/uncertainty propagation, prediction, experimental design, time series analysis, and sample survey design. For more information about our group, please visit http://www.pnl.gov/Statistics/.” Beagley indicated in his email to us that “a lot of our projects are statistics based but we also do a lot of computational data analysis so students with a computer science background or interest/experience working with data (data mining, visualization, natural language processing, etc…) are also encouraged to apply.” Interested? Check out the above web page on the group itself, or the internship web page at http://science-ed.pnl.gov/undergrad/fellowships.stm.

  • Hope College Summer Undergraduate Research Program Invites Student Applications

    16 February 2006

    Hope College is hosting a Computer Science NSF REU summer undergraduate research program in the summer of 2006. They have support for at least five undergraduate researchers who are not Hope students, and so students are encouraged to consider this opportunity to be involved with computer science research. They have a special initiative to encourage the participation of participants from underrepresented groups. Application materials and other information are available on their webpage at http://www.cs.hope.edu/reu.

  • Microsoft Access Consultant Needed

    14 February 2006

    HealthFinders Collaborative is a local organization that has opened an affordable health clinic here in Rice County that serves the
    underinsured and uninsured residents of Rice County. The HealthFinders Coordinator, who is actually a Carleton alum, needs
    somebody proficient in Microsoft Access to “show her the ropes,” so that she can more efficiently run patient queries, and so on. Do you have experience with Microsoft Access that could be put to good use? If so, contact Carleton student Ben Pacht (pachtb@carleton.edu).