Computer Science Department

Meet the New Tenure-Track Faculty

Bowdoin College this year hired eight new tenure-track faculty members in a variety of fields, from dance and music, to computer science and mathematics, by way of government, biology and sociology.

Closing the Gap: CS Students Teach Girls to Code

Bolor Jagdagdorj ’19 said she’s heard from many female computer science majors at Bowdoin that they were not introduced to the field until they got to college. She herself was just one of two girls in her first computer science class in high school. “It’s important to get girls interested in computer science and to get rid of that fear — I don’t know if I want to do this, or, I don’t know if I’ll be good at this,” she said.

Math, Milk and Cookies: What Everyday Activities Can Tell us About Randomness and Decision-making

“Concepts of allocation algorithms and randomized decision making may sound very highfalutin, but you use them all the time in your daily life without knowing it,” says Assistant Professor of Mathematics Amanda Redlich

Honoring Women in Technology: Bowdoin Delegation Attends Grace Hopper Celebration in Florida

Thirteen students attend annual, global celebration of women in technology. They enjoyed networking, listening to keynote speakers and interviewing with potential employers.

Busting the Myth: Bowdoin College, the Liberal Arts, and the Path to a Career in Anything

Five alumni working in various fields within the tech sector help make the point that a liberal arts education can take you anywhere. 

CS Fellows Use Algorithms to Solve Today’s Problems

Several computer science majors have fellowships this summer through Bowdoin to devote themselves to finding solutions to everyday problems. They’re devising programs and algorithms to automatically detect archaeological looting, to make homes more energy efficient, or to better predict coastal flooding as the climate becomes more unstable.

Digital Tools Open Up Bowdoin’s Past to Students

The following story explores the ways in which students, staff, and faculty are applying digital technology to analyze old texts and objects.

Two CS Students Who Love Italy Build Virtual Reality Language Program

While studying in Bologna, Italy, for a semester, two Bowdoin computer science majors were inspired to try to recreate their time abroad for students back in Maine.