CS Senior Poster Fair


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

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