CS Senior Summit
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 CS Senior Summit that is scheduled each 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. Topics eligible for posters include:
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.
Past Senior Posters
Posters from the class of 2017 are available to those with a Wellesley account.
Posters from the class of 2014:
- Erin Davis, Computer Security Matters
- Amy Hu, Automatic Testing
- Irene Juang, Google Advertising: An Overview
- Linda Ding, Digitizing the Humanities through Web Development
- Lisa Ventura, Topics from CS 315 Web Search and Data Mining: Web Spamming
- Yesenia Trujilo, La Jaula de Oro: Latinos’ Social Media Reactions to Immigration Reform in the U.S.
- Karishma Chadha, Improving the Usability of App Inventor through Conversion between Blocks and Text
- 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
- Irene Kwok, User Studies: Designing for the User, Not the Product
- 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
- Maria Tilden, My Software Engineering Internship Experience at Slalom Consulting
- Laurence Toal, VHDL: or, How I Learned to Stop Overthinking Things and Build an ALU
- Yuki Zhu, MusicAir – A Glimpse into the Potential of Future TUI