Michael Kiley awarded 2019 Computer Science Senior Prize

Think back to when you were a kid – do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up?  A firefighter, a professional athlete, a nurse, or perhaps a teacher?  Michael Kiley’s dream was to be an inventor, following in the footsteps of Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell. Or like many young boys […]

Mark Powers named 2019 Boundy Award recipient

Mark Powers’ first experience with Computer Science came through learning to program his TI-84 calculator in the 9th grade; in particular by writing a program to solve the quadratic equation.  He became intrigued by the possibilities of computer programming, and spent hours in class learning how to program the calculator by creating games and equation […]

Sophomore Josie Crane receives Boren Scholarship for Study Abroad

Josie Crane, a sophomore from Mattawan, MI, has been awarded a Boren Scholarship from the National Security Education Program to fund a year of study in South Korea during the 2019-20 academic year.  The Boren Scholarships “provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to […]

Students and Faculty attend Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing

Hope College students and faculty from the Computer Science Department attended the Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing the weekend of March 29 and 30, where they learned about Data Science and gender-bias in Software Engineering. Here are some of their comments: “MICWIC was an emboldening experience! It was so inspirational to hear the stories […]

Visiting lecturer’s talk inspires students

Dr. Valerie Taylor, director of Argonne National Laboratory’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, gave two lectures as part of the Gentile Interdisciplinary Lecture series on March 6 and 7. Her presentation highlighted the impact Argonne’s work on high performance computing is making on important problems in a variety of scientific disciplines. In addition to inspiring […]

Developing More Than Just Techies …

One of the distinguishing features of a Hope College education is the effort our faculty and staff make to help ensure that students think about more than just the technical aspects of their computer science education.  One way we have been doing this recently is in our “Exploring Computer Science” course by having students read […]

Students celebrate women in technology at Grace Hopper Conference

The Hope Computer Science department sent 8 students and 1 faculty member to the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Orlando, Florida. Students were encouraged and empowered by their interactions with other women in the technology field and came back ready to encourage other young women to pursue their interests in CS.

Hope Computer Science students win best poster competition at conference

Students Amber Carnahan and Jori Gelbaugh won the best poster award at the 2017 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) Midwest annual conference, held on September 26-27 at Calvin College. Amber and Jori’s poster summarized their work on Articulus.  On their page at the Google Chrome Web store, Amber and Jori describe purpose of Articulus: Articulus […]

Hope Computer Science student team create app to help people find each other on Hope’s campus

Student Grace DuMez presented the Pallist application to a group of students, faculty, and local industry professionals on August 2, 2017. DuMez and her partner Michael Kiley (studying abroad in Mexico for Fall 2017) developed Pallist as part of the Summer 2017 Hope Software Institute under the supervision of Dr. Michael Jipping. Pallist is an application that helps people find friends located in the same building on Hope College’s campus.

Students in the Hope Software Institute create app to adjust reading level of web pages

On Wednesday, August 2, the team of Amber Carnahan and Jori Gelbaugh presented their work on Articulus, a Chrome extension whose goal is allow readers of a web page to adjust the reading level required to understand the page’s content. Amber and Jori worked under the direction of Dr. Mike Jipping as part of the Hope Software Institute.