CS Applied Groups
Get hands on experience of working in the Applied Groups to build and maintain projects.
The Systems Admin Group’s key functions include the maintenance of the physical machines used by the Earlham Computer Science Department. They handle both the hardware and software side of Earlham’s Computer Science systems. The students in the sysadmin group configure and manage the machines, computational clusters, and networks that are used in classes, for our research, and for use by other science departments at Earlham.
Helping Others Program
HOP (Helping Others Program) provides the organizing structure for the CS tutors. The tutors work with faculty in lab sessions, developing course materials, and grading.
Green Science HIP
Green Science Group collaborates with Physics, Computer Science and Environmental Science on environmental projects. They have been responsible for a solar array and grid-tie system in Dennis Hall, a modest wind turbine at Miller Farm and the Green Zone, an area in the Dennis Hall lobby where the College’s environmental projects are displayed. One of their current projects involves a charging station using the solar array in Dennis Hall.
Web Development (Web Dev) maintains the web layout, structure, and look of this website, the website of the CS department at Earlham. Our primary responsiblities are the development and maintenance of the department’s online presence. We strive for comprehensive and coherent structures on the department web. We work as a team to build webpages to complete this goal, and also update the website to always have current information and news.
CS4Good is a group that uses computing technology as a tool to create positive social impact by applying computing to community-identified projects and events. The group works with community partners to identify appropriate projects and events, works on the selected projects, helps recruit and train students, faculty, and staff to participate in the selected projects, and promotes ethical and appropriate use of technology at Earlham and in the Richmond/Wayne County communities.
Hardware Interface Project
HIP is an applied group focused on building real skills that can’t be learned in a classroom, and educating individuals on the application of technology to solve practical problems and benefit the Earlham Community. The group is strongly interdisciplinary, and welcomes students from majors outside of CS. They have been responsible for the weather station at Miller Farm, and, among other projects, plan to collaborate with other departments to create accessible Maker Spaces around campus.