About Us

The Connecticut College chapter of the HFOSS project is made up of faculty and students from Connecticut College Computer Science.

The Computer Science Program at Connecticut College educates students to be experienced problem solvers, versed in theory and familiar with a variety of paradigms. Emphasis is placed on the ability to solve problems and think independently as well as on understanding the role of computer science in and amongst the liberal arts. We offers undergraduates a thorough basis in the fundamentals of computer science and exciting opportunities to gain research experience with advanced technologies.

The Computer Science Program has a strong emphasis on undergraduate research, which is a cornerstone of the CS major. The faculty not only believe that undergraduates can do research, but they involve them in the entire process, from studying the literature to formulating problems to carrying out the research to presenting results to colleagues and faculty to speaking and publishing at conferences. This dedication has included a strong commitment to summer research also. Undergraduate projects have included a great deal of original research; many of the projects have been presented internally at seminars, as student poster sessions at conferences, and as papers in peer-reviewed proceedings. As befits a liberal arts college there has been great emphasis placed on the articulation, both oral and written, of the research.

Connecticut College, situated on the coast of southern New England, is one of the nation's leading private, coeducational liberal arts colleges. Our dynamic, intellectual community lives and learns on a 750-acre hilltop campus with historic granite architecture and views of Long Island Sound and the Thames River. Since its founding in 1911, this small liberal arts college has offered a challenging academic curriculum that fosters a lifetime of learning and community involvement.