Computer Science

Related Programs

Reed Student Chapter of the ACM

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the primary professional organization for computer scientists that work in industry and in research, and our computer science students have formed a local chapter. They meet regularly throughout the year, holding symposia, hosting professionals and researchers to talk about their work, and organize various programming projects and events. Reed also has fielded several teams in the ACM Intercollegiate Programming Competition (ACM-ICPC) for the past several years.


STEMGeMs is a group of faculty and students that work to promote participation of gender minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. If you are interested in joining the group and attending their meetings, subscribe to the STEMGeMs Google Group ( for more information.


Reed’s annual MindStorm draws leading technology companies to Reed’s campus to pose their trickiest business challenges to students. It’s an opportunity for students to get a look at the industry—and for the tech companies to get a look at potential recruits. Students collaborate on the whiteboard to solve problems alongside local tech employers.

Software Design Studio

Reed’s Software Design Studio (SDS) offers hands-on instruction and thoughtful mentorship to help Reed students explore the art and craft of coding. The program focuses on the practical applications of programming by providing paid internships to current students who want to explore creative uses for technology. In its inaugural year, the studio was directed by a technologist-in-residence, Lennon Day-Reynolds ’03, who was a technical advisor at Urban Airship.

Contact Us

CS Program Chair
Jim Fix, Library 314
Phone: 503/517-7478

Faculty Administrative Assistant
Savannah Dombeck, Library 317
Phone: 503/777-7710

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