Computer science is not just about building computers, writing computer games or creating other programs. Computer science is the science of problem solving. The computer is just one tool that computer scientists use.
Why should you choose computer science? Are you a creative person, interested in the world around you? Do you want to find a great job after college? Read on...
Josh Payne graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UVM in 2009. His trajectory to Vermont was nearly random. As he was finishing his master's degree in applied mathematics at RPI, he received an email announcing a fellowship opportunity at UVM. He had a lot of friends in Burlington and loved snowboarding in the Green Mountains, so he thought he'd apply. Read more...
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Are you majoring in Computer Science, or thinking about it? Join the CS crew.
Our faculty are working on research projects ranging from robots that heal themselves to wirelessly monitoring the amount of water in a snow pack.
CS32 - Puzzles, Games & Algorithms What's the difference between a maze and a labyrinth? How many ways can a Rubik's cube be arranged? What's the real value of a Powerball ticket? Why are puzzles and games fun? You'll discover all this, learn how computers solve puzzles and play games, and more in this introductory computer science course, including a field trip to the Great Vermont Corn Maze.
CS195 - Hands-on Robotics In this dynamic class, you'll build a robot using the Lego Mindstorms system. Many technical aspects of robotics, both hardware and software, are explored. But the interpersonal skills required to help complete your team's robot often prove to be equally challenging.
At our annual Computer Science Research Day a keynote address is given by a world-renowned expert on an emerging topic in computing, followed by a day full of faculty and graduate student presentations that showcase our research activities. Check out our previous Research Days.
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