At Wheaton, students are busy
working with mobile robot platforms, drones, 3D printers, laser cutters, and soon, motion-capture and eye-tracking toys;
hundreds of LEDs and 17-gauge electric fence wire;
conductive thread and an embroidery machine;
searching strings of DNA or Anglo-Saxon in Python; playing system admin on their own Linux/MacOS/Windows server; hiding surfaces in OpenGL; and building web apps for clients.
Wheaton’s 12 to 1 student-faculty ratio, on-campus help finding intern experiences, and Wheaton’s curriculum highlighting connections among the traditional disciplines provide unique opportunities for undergraduates to do research in computing.