The Department of Computer Science at Lafayette College welcomes you!
As industry, education, and lifestyles take new forms in an increasingly computer-dominated world, there has been an increased emphasis and need to understand the role of computers as problem solving machines. Computer science—the study of algorithms and their implementations—is one of the key fields upon which our future will be constructed.
Computer science is a vital new field, with the exciting intellectual challenges that entails. New ideas are constantly being explored, new tools are being developed, and new questions being asked. The industrial reliance on computer scientists is unceasing, and the need for innovative approaches to new problems has never been greater.
Likewise, the use of computers in everyday life has changed our approach to education, both from within the field and in all facets of lifelong learning. In the Department of Computer Science, students gain the knowledge and skills necessary for effective participation in the developing technological revolution.
With virtual reality (VR) becoming more affordable and sophisticated, Christian Lopez, assistant professor of computer science, sees limitless possibilities for the technology to enhance students’ learning and engagement and apply it in the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering.