June 5–July 28, 2017 | Gordon College, Wenham, MA
Be part of a team developing useful software for a real customer.
Students will have the opportunity to develop software in small teams for a customer. The goal of the summer will be to develop good professional and spiritual habits, and to prepare for future internships in industry. This program is specially designed for rising juniors.
Students will work in teams on a project for a real customer with clear needs. Most of the time will be focused on understanding, designing, coding, testing, and refining solutions for those customer needs. Industry partners will mentor the teams, and provide deep expertise in relevant technologies.
Jonathan Senning, Ph.D., and Russ Tuck, Ph.D., both Professors of Computer Science at Gordon College, lead the program. Dr. Senning is an outstanding teacher and expert in scientific computing. Dr. Tuck helped launch Gmail, and led several software development teams at Google. The program is roughly modeled on Google’s Engineering Practicum Internships.
2016 Project: Quizzer
Ted Hildebrandt, Ph.D., professor of Biblical Studies, has written thousands of study questions, grouped by subject and difficulty. The Quizzer team created an improved system to both help students learn and to measure their progress. The new web app, quizzer.gordon.edu, is mobile friendly, tracks student progress, and allows students to practice missed questions.
2016 Project: Gordon 360
Gordon College offers students many learning and leadership opportunities beyond the classroom. The 360 team created a fully responsive web app, 360.gordon.edu, to track extra-curricular leadership and participation. This will provide the basis for an official co-curricular transcript, and may also help students make more conscious decisions about how to use their time.
Housing, Food, Worship, and Fun
Students will be housed on campus at Gordon College, with dinners provided in Lane Student Center and access to a kitchen for breakfast and lunch. Rides to local churches are available, and there will be some fun activities. The North Shore is beautiful in the summer, with beaches and rocky coast, parks and ponds, and Boston nearby.
Tuition and Scholarships
Some full scholarships, including a stipend up to $5,200, and partial scholarships are available. Gordon students are eligible for four hours of internship credit. The program cost, which includes tuition, housing, and dinners, is $9,700. (Non-Gordon students should apply for financial aid from their own school first, but may also be eligible for aid from Gordon if needed.)