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Computer Science

Student Organizations

Carthage has more than 130 student clubs and organizations through which students can get involved, explore possible careers, meet other students, work closely with faculty advisors, and perform customer service. See a full list of Carthage student organizations on The Harbor, our website for student organizations.

Computer Science Club

The Computer Science Club is open to all members of the Carthage community, and members meet twice a month. The club frequently hosts guest speakers, including faculty and alumni.

Carthage Microgravity, RockSat, and CubeSat Teams

Members of the Carthage Microgravity Team fly on the Weightless Wonder, NASA's zero-gravity plane...Students at Carthage have the opportunity to conduct significant research for NASA and have flown aboard NASA’s microgravity aircraft every year since 2008. The plane flies a series of rollercoaster-like dips and climbs over the Gulf of Mexico, simulating zero gravity, lunar gravity, and Martian gravity. 

Carthage computer science students are also involved in designing and building payloads for flight aboard NASA suborbital rockets, and designing and building from scratch a small CubeSatellite that will provide hyperspectral images of Earth.

The teams are popular with physics students, but computer science students play a valuable role, creating software and analyzing data. 
Learn more about the Space Sciences at Carthage