Computing for Social Good
As a Quaker institution, Earlham has a long, deep history with peacemaking and a wide range of projects for social good. The Computing for Social Good concentration builds on this tradition, helping students to integrate their passions for computer science, technology, and making a positive contribution to the world. Students participate in “for good” projects that are sustainable and benefit both the community and the students. In addition, students learn ways to identify and develop ethical “for good” projects that address community-identified needs, rely on that community’s knowledge, experience and expertise, are sustainable, and make use of appropriate technology. Student projects in this space range from contributing to large scale open source software used for disaster management to developing applications supporting local non-profits.