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(Computer Science 1st Year)

Kaya Jones aspired to hone her computing skills the summer before beginning her college experience as a computer science major. She found her chance with NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation...

(Mechanical Engineering 2nd Year)

Josh Coburn is building a trebuchet in his Design for Innovation course as a mechanical engineering student at Illinois Institute of Technology. It’s exactly the kind of hands-on work that Josh says...

(Electrical Engineering/M.S. Computer Engineering 3rd Year)

It was in ECE 218, Digital Systems, that Eduardo Calix realized he wanted to pursue computer chip design. “Everything my friends hated about the class, I loved,” he says. “That course was the first...

(Artificial Intelligence/M.A.S. Artificial Intelligence 4th Year)

Maggie Barclay attended the virtual CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Conference in September of 2020, where she heard about the internship opportunities that IBM had to offer. She applied for the Extreme Blue...

(Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Candidate)

Communications in nuclear facilities can be difficult. It’s a harsh environment for physical cables that may degrade faster than usual, but there are also many substantial physical barriers such as...

(Astrophysics and Physics 3rd Year)

Jonte’ Williams is not wasting any time. The third-year astrophysics and physics double-major drew upon childhood experiences in STEM programs—and inspiration from African-American astrophysicist and...