Student Talk: the voice of experience
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I feel like I never want to stop learning. The courses are a little rigorous, but each professor has given me a different perspective. I’ve worked on developing a device to increase literacy, taken a medical robotics course where we worked with real-world surgeons and completed a project on embedded communications devices for the visually impaired. The diversity among my friends and peers has opened my eyes to the challenges faced by different cultures around the world. And through the various interdisciplinary courses and activities, Carnegie Mellon has constantly encouraged us to think in terms of finding solutions to those problems.
Geeta Shroff, CS’07, E’07
The School of Computer Science is an intellectual environment filled with great energy and creativity. With what you learn here, you’ll be able to take on any problem you come across, whether it’s working on the human genome, answering a theoretical research question or creating business solutions in the corporate world.
Brenden Meeder, CS’07
The great thing about studying computer science at Carnegie Mellon is that you don’t have to limit yourself to just one thing. A great deal of students have double majors, participate in many outside activities and live a well-rounded life. Others who choose to immerse themselves in a single area of study can do that as well.
David Murray, CS’06, A’06
When I came here, I had a narrow view of the field of computer science; I thought it was all programming. The School of Computer Science (SCS) offers the opportunity to explore many branches of computer science and also to shape them through undergraduate research projects. My SCS education gave me a set of tools that I can use to make an impact on society-from the individual to the greater community.
Ivan Gonzales, CS’06
The breadth of courses offered in computer science allowed me to explore my interests from the very beginning. Professors were very willing to advise me with independent research. Thanks to their help over the years, I received several awards for my work and have decided to attend graduate school to continue my interest in research.
Stephanie Rosenthal, CS’07