CS Staff

This project will create new interfaces to support CS-class and CS-department experiences. Students joining our CS Staff team will build their webdev skills by designing and deploying small, custom-purpose pages and apps. These will be used to help all students' experiences: in courses, in grutoring, and throughout the department. 

Name of research group, project, or lab
CS Staff
Why join this research group or lab?

For the department's first two decades, CS Staff was a group of students who explored and created ways to make CS's resources as accessible and useful as possible. Although the systems have changed, this project envisions a CS Staff that does the same thing, for the systems new in common use.

Logistics Information:
Project categories
Computer Science
Student ranks applicable
First-year
Sophomore
Student qualifications

Prior experience is not required. The most important characteristic is enthusiasm for improving all students' future experiences as part of a team, learning new skills as you do.

Time commitment
Summer - Full Time
Compensation
Paid Research
Number of openings
4
Techniques learned

CS Staff will certainly build web development skills as part of the summer's investigations. The team will take on tasks that have been suggested by students and professors and build several small projects. Students will get practice conducting user studies by talking to the requesters, piloting prototype systems with the summer community, and refining those systems based on that feedback before they're deployed during the fall '22 and spring '23 semesters.

Contact Information:
Mentor name
Zach Dodds
Mentor email
dodds@hmc.edu
Mentor position
Mentor
Name of project director or principal investigator
Xanda Schofield, Zach Dodds
Email address of project director or principal investigator
aschofield/dodds@g.hmc.edu
4 sp. | 42 appl.
Hours per week
Summer - Full Time
Project categories
Computer Science