North Central College - Naperville, IL

Kitt Vanderwater

Kitt finds that studying computer science at North Central College means you get individualized attention from full-time faculty, small classes and the opportunity to compete at the national level. Her skills and drive earned Kitt a highly coveted, summer-long paid internship at Google in Kirkland, WA. CampusGrotto ranks Google as the No. 1 college internship in the nation thanks to its reputation for spoiling its interns. "I went kayaking, on a boat cruise, spent two days at an all-inclusive spa resort, went to a Mariners baseball game and went out to eat more times than I can count. The best part is that it wasn't just free, I got paid to do all of that.”   Interns also have an inside track at starting their careers at the GooglePlex, considering Google only hired 2,200 regular job applicants out of more than a million last year. “At North Central, your opportunities are what you make them,” Kitt says.

Majors Minors and Programs : Computer Science

Students present their summer research to the campus

Students present their summer research to the campus

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For the past six weeks, 37 students and 15 faculty have participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC) conducting research that spans many majors and topics. Students presented their research to the campus community July 21 in a poster format in Kroehler Science Center. Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, noted research can be lonely and slow-going at times, so students and faculty involved in SURC meet weekly to collaborate and discuss their work.


North Central College computer science students excel in competition

Seven computer science students from North Central College excelled in a recent programming contest.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu.

March 3, 2010—Seven computer science students from North Central College excelled in a recent programming contest.

Three students claimed first place and four took third place in the advanced level of competition at the 2010 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) contest Feb. 20 at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.

Kids enjoy memorable academic, athletic summer camps at North Central

Children in elementary, middle and high school can take advantage of summer camps in broadcasting, computers, theatre and sports at North Central College.

Children in elementary, middle and high school can take advantage of exciting summer camps in broadcasting, computers, theatre and various sports at North Central College.

Registration is underway for academic and athletic camps for ages 5 years and older. Camps begin in June and continue through mid-August. Visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/community-and-visitors/summer-camps-workshops to view a complete catalog or call 630-637-5560 for details.

Judy Walters and Leah Kind co-present at symposium

Judy Walters and Leah Kind co-present at symposium

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[caption id="attachment_661" align="alignright" width="76" caption="Judy Walters"][/caption] Judy Walters, associate professor of computer science, and Leah Kind, adjunct instructor of English, gave a presentation at the 2009 Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium held at Lewis University on Oct.


Jeremy Schmutz

Jeremy Schmutz
Jeremy Schmutz parlayed his undergraduate education at a liberal arts institution into a key role in the sequencing of the human genome.

How many of the scientists
who have shaped our world can you identify? Here’s a few — all Nobel laureates: Harold Varmus. John Mather. Peter Agre. And their schools? Small liberal arts colleges.

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