As a precondition for graduation, the CS department requires each senior to demonstrate their skill at learning and presenting a technical topic to fellow students. This will typically consist of presenting a poster during the poster fair that the CS department will put on in the spring.
Each student will be assigned a faculty advisor who can offer advice on choosing a topic and preparing a poster.
Poster topics vary according to the student’s interest, but each poster should represent new knowledge, in the computing field, that the student has acquired independently. Posters can be on:
A summer research or internship experience
An independent study experience
An independent project performed on or off campus
A course project that encompassed a great deal of independent work
Some other topic of the student's choice
A student can re-use an older poster, given the following:
It is not more than a year or two old
It addresses the general CS population
Note that posters designed for a course project will need to be re-written for a different audience. The audience for senior posters is your fellow students, meaning people who are generally knowledgeable about computer science, but don't know the content of the course the project was for.
If you are still unsure of what to present, or if you have any questions, please contact your advisor directly.
Poster Fair 2017
Here is a link to a Google Drive folder with PDFs of the posters from 2017. Only people logged into a Wellesley College gmail account will be able to view these posters.
Poster Fair 2014
Wellesley's senior computer science majors came together to present posters on CS related projects and topics to the Wellesley community.
Erin Davis, Computer Security Matters
Amy Hu, Automatic Testing
Irene Juang, Google Advertising: An Overview
Yesenia Trujilo, La Jaula de Oro: Latinos’ Social Media Reactions to Immigration Reform in the U.S.
Olivia Kostopoulos, Those Who Care, Teach: Tutoring at Every Stage of a Computer Science Education
Monica Starr Feldman, CodeSync: A Collaborative Coding Environment for Novice Web Developers
Alex Poon, Websembly: A Tangible User Interface for Website Design
Julia Ritsema, Environmental Injustice in Landfill Distribution
Smaranda Sandu, Spurious Keys and Unicity Distance
Danika Suggs, What can you do with Android?
Alex Fuiks, Evaluating User Privacy in Bitcoin
Caroline Gallagher, How to Choose a Text Editor (Flowchart Edition)
Diana Granger, Information Security in the World of Corporations
Stephanie Lee, Teaching Design Thinking in Russia
Nora McKinnell, Expanding the Course Browser
Johanna Okerlund, Improving App Inventor Debugging Support
Margaret Perry, The Chinese Postman Problem and its Applications
Nicole Francisco, Experiencing Real World Development Circle with Healthcare Information
Polina Soshnin, Building an Online Payments Site with Stripe using Ruby on Rails