Whitney O’Reardon ’22 and faculty Kelly Goff collaborated to build a 3D concrete printer.
… but now … i have an iPhone; my first one;
Sam Von Ehren (Wheaton Computer Science 2010), New York Times game designer publishes
Major & Minor
Computer science-related positions are a mainstay on annual “top careers” lists—and for good reason. Computing and technology are part of everything we do. Embedded devices and networks. Apps and algorithms. Security and personalized medicine. At Wheaton, you’ll learn computing theory and then see it in action in classes like cyber security, machine learning, parallel and distributed computing, and mobile app development. You can take your analytical and programming skills to nearly any industry, and into information security, database management, software development, IT, and related areas. Adding a minor or second major can make you even more marketable in emerging fields like genomics, e-commerce, and data science.
Located in Meneely; houses virtual and augmented reality devices, Oculus Rift VR gear and Tobii eye tracking technology, as well as two 85-inch LED monitors.
Located in two rooms of the Science Center, known as Wheaton’s central lab. It houses a laser cutter and engraver; two 3-D printers; a 3-D scanner; a scanning design computer; and more. The adjacent space, The Shop, features additional equipment.
Now located in Watson Fine Arts, this space houses the newest piece of maker equipment—a 30-inch programmable Jacquard loom capable of analog weaving custom textiles from digital inputs.
The Idea lab was created to introduce the transformative force of social entrepreneurship to the Wheaton community.
The Shop is spread across two distinct spaces focused on woodworking, metalworking and digital tooling.
98% of Computer Science majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation*
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 74% for the classes of 2014-2018
Henrietta Gates '72 Endowed Fund for Experiential Learning
Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network (GCSEN), Kingston, NY
My internship exposed me to the professional world outside of an academic setting. I gained invaluable experience, resources and interests that have shaped my career development.
Keefe Family Foundation Work and Learning Fellows Endowment
Wheaton College Lexomics Research Group, Norton, MA
My experience at Lexomics helped me realize my potential in the realm of critical thinking, and how I want to be able to utilize that in a workspace I love.
Virginia A. Weil '65 Endowed Internship Fund
Fujitsu Advanced Technology Limited, Kawasaki, Tokyo, Japan
My goal is to work in nuclear power, a field that requires multiple areas of knowledge, such as computer modeling and artificial intelligence. This internship helped me work on the skills required to build an effective model to simulate different scenarios on a computer.
Mars Fellow Career Exploration Fund
Deimos Engenharia, Lisbon, Portugal
I developed my team-working and problem-solving skills. I also was able to use the majority of the material I learned in my math and computer science classes and got the chance to develop abilities in new areas, such as machine learning and data analysis.
Wheaton College Lexomics Research Group
I learned that I need to have more patience when coding, and also how to manage project priorities and workflow.
Fab Academy, a challenging, six-month interdisciplinary course in digital fabrication, provided students an opportunity to envision, design and prototype projects in Wheaton’s Innovation Spaces.
The Community Initiatives and Volunteer Involvement Club (CIVIC) and Craft Club at Wheaton College teamed up on Saturday, May 8, to make colorful tie blankets to donate to the homeless shelter Father Bill’s and MainSpring in Brockton, Mass.