Dartmouth CS at Grace Hopper Celebration

Since 2012, the Dartmouth Computer Science department has been an academic sponsor of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. In 2016, Dartmouth was well represented by 16 undergraduate women and Professor Tom Cormen. Among the many who stopped by our booth were several alumni of our undergraduate and graduate programs.

This photo shows nine of our 16 students who attended, along with Dartmouth CS alumna and Rhodes Scholar Fiona Herring ’02 (back row, right) and Tom Cormen (you can guess which one he is). Currently, over 30% of Computer Science majors at Dartmouth are women, compared with the national average of 18%.

COSC 98 Demo Session

COSC 98 is a culminating experience for Dartmouth's CS Major program. In Monday's demo session, 6 student teams will showcase the results of their hard work and ingenuity. Come to see an impressive range of software projects built by student developers. The event is open to the public.


Date: Monday, March 7
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: DEN (Dartmouth Enterpreneurial Network)
Projects: Ping, Dartbook, Tabletop.js, Flavor Finder, @now, and Dartmunch


Our Own Ridwan Hassen ’15 Named Rhodes Scholar

Ridwan Hassen ’15, of Marietta, Ga., has been named a 2015 Rhodes Scholar. He joins Miriam Kilimo ’14, of Nairobi, Kenya, whose scholarship was announced earlier this month.

“On behalf of the entire Dartmouth community, I am so proud of Ridwan and Miriam, who are each impressive scholars in their own right,” says President Phil Hanlon ’77. “The fact that the College has again produced two Rhodes Scholars in a single year speaks to the depth and breadth of the intellectual opportunities available to students at Dartmouth.”

Read full story on Dartmouth Now

Explorations in Rapid Prototyping

COSC 89/189 Computational Fabrication was offered for the first time this Fall at Dartmouth, taught by Professor Emily Whiting. The course provided an in-depth study of 3D printing technology and cutting-edge research in computational methods for 3D design.

To culminate the term students presented independent design projects. The inventive array of products featured tileable gear art, smart gloves playing rock-paper-scissors, 3D mazes as light installation, a mobile app to create and simulate pop-ups, and much more. Students benefited from prototyping resources across campus including the Thayer School Machine Shop, Woodworking Shop and the Fabrication Lab in Sudikoff.

Graduate Teaching Award: Travis Peters

Travis Peters, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science, was selected as one of this year’s recipients of the Graduate Student Teaching Award.

Peters will be starting his second year as a PhD student this fall. While at Dartmouth, he has had the opportunity to work with Professor David Kotz on two different projects. This past winter, Peters began working on the development of a mobile health intervention application (or “app”) and wearable sensor for the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH). The purpose of this invention is ultimately to aid people battling smoking addiction and cigarette cravings. The pilot study to test this app and sensor is slated to begin over the summer.

CS Major wins Goldwater Scholarship

Hongyu Chen ’15, a Computer Science major from Riverside, California, is one of only two Dartmouth undergraduates to be named the winner of the Goldwater Scholarship for 2014. Only 283 sophomores and juniors (from a total of 1,166 were nominees) were selected on the basis of academic merit for this prestigious award. Hongyu and Sarah Hammer ’15, an engineering sciences major from Villanova, PA, are featured in a Dartmouth Now article as well as on the main page of

COSC 50 Students Program Flight

Students in “Computer Science 50 Software Design and Implementation”, led by Prof. Andrew Campbell, are attracting attention across campus with their "flying nanocopters." Programming these devices for real-time control is the topic of their final project in the course. This story has been covered by Dartmouth Now, and featured as the top story on

Photos of the final demonstration on the Green can be found on Flickr.