IS 201, Power Computing in All Disciplines/HiPerCiC (HPCC)

Key points: IS 201, Power Computing in All Disciplines/HiPerCiC (HPCC), is a project course to create web-based computing applications that will be used by professors and students in other departments on campus, created by teams including CS students and students in those other departments (who may not have any CS background). The course counts towards a CS contract for CS students, and satisfies [WRI].

The second of two planned offerings of Power Computing in All Disciplines (HiPerCiC) will occur in Spring, 2013. This project-based course teams up CS students with non-CS students to produce custom applications that will make a difference for folks in other fields on campus. The current offering (Spring 2012) includes five applications in \em domains of Linguistics, Psychology, Finance/investments, Mathematics, and Environmental Science; the Spring 2013 offering will include some of these plus new applications in other domains. In a typical project, one or two students in the domain'' (who need not know any CS) will work with a professor in that domain and with CS students, in order to create useful web applications in that domain, working from the HiPerCiC framework (created by St. Olaf summer research students). Every person brings different strengths to the collaborative team. Prof. Brown would be glad to discuss the possibilities with anyone who is interested.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. This course counts as an elective for the CS major (for the CS students), and carries [WRI] credit. See Dick Brown for more information.