Computer Science Students Explore New Possibilities in Robotics

Using cutting-edge technologies in robotics, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence, students in Dr. Ross Sowell’s Human-Robot Interaction course and Dr. Betsy Sanders’ Virtual Environments course showed off their computer science skills at an end-of-year exhibition of class projects. 
A student flies a drone in front of an audience, flanked by a stone building

Computer Science Honor Society Established at Rhodes

Dr. Brian Larkins, assistant professor of computer science, serves as faculty advisor, but he says Kathleen Blanck ’18 was instrumental in filling the petition for the establishment of a chapter and spending a year of gathering the appropriate documents, information, and funding as part of the application process.
students being inducted into an honor society

Alumni Spotlight: Steve Ash ’06 Develops Technology for Good

After graduating with a degree in computer science at Rhodes College, Steve Ash ’06 earned an M.S. and Ph.D. and now works at Amazon in Seattle. He recently was one of sixty-five professionals who participated in the Tegan and Sara Foundation's Queer Health Hackathon, one example of his belief that technology can be used for good.
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Rhodes’ Camp Codette Encourages Girls Not to Be Afraid of Computer Science

In 2017, women made up only 26 percent of the computing workforce, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Professors Betsy Sanders and Brian Larkins of Rhodes’ Department of Mathematics and Computer Science say they hope that with programs such as Camp Codette, that percentage will surge in the future.

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McKenna Davis Aims High

Goldwater Scholar and award recipient from the Women in Aerospace Foundation, physics and mathematics double major McKenna Davis '18 sets her sights on the field of aerospace.

McKenna Davis