Elon Computing Sciences

Elon Computing Sciences

Computers are the most complicated and powerful machines ever devised by human beings. The scale of computers extends to the very large, with ultra-large scale computing and "Big Data", to the very small, with nanotechnology and quantum computing.

In the Computing Sciences, we study how these incredibly interesting machines work. And, of course, we make new machines - in the form of computer hardware, software and systems - in order to solve the problems of everyday life.

The study of computing emphasizes excellent problem-solving techniques which translate well into the workforce. Since the computer field is constantly changing, students must learn to communicate effectively and be able to adapt quickly to new concepts and changing technology.

An Elon Computing Sciences education is an excellent choice. Because classes are small, hands-on learning starts from day one. Our faculty members are dedicated to staying current in the field, engaging students with cutting-edge and relevant projects. The equipment and facilities we use in our classes are varied and exciting. These include mobile devices of all types, robots, game systems, multi-displays, private and configurable laboratory spaces, and areas for hands-on building.

Internships, research projects, and independent learning experiences that complement classroom learning are plentiful. Other opportunities for student involvement include the student games and computing club (GCC) and participation in regional programming contests. After graduation, Computing Sciences students pursue employment in many industries, including government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses of all sizes from Fortune 500 to startups. Many Elon Computing Sciences students also choose to continue their studies in graduate school.


Computing Sciences News

Megan Squire offers insights into online extremism in the wake of El Paso shooting

A professor of computer science, Squire has extensively examined the connections that extremists and hate groups make online.

Voice of America features insights from Megan Squire in report about Trump's tweets

Squire, a professor of computer science, examined the response by white nationalists to recent tweets by the president about four Democratic members of Congress. 

Reveal podcast, article feature Squire's insights on online extremism

The podcast from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX focuses on how hate groups are finding ways to remain online despite crackdowns. 

Squire quoted in Buzzfeed News article about white nationalist groups of Facebook

Megan Squire, professor of computing sciences, offered insights for the article that focused on the use of Facebook by white nationalist, white supremacist and other hate groups. 

NBC News report on domestic extremists cites Squire

Megan Squire, professor of computer science, was among those featured in the piece who are tracking domestic terrorism online.