"Bucknell was a good option because you get the small classes and you get to interact with faculty. It's really paid off."

Why Bucknell?

"I was interested in engineering, and a lot of the other strong engineering programs that I had seen were big schools where the student-faculty ratio was really rather poor. Bucknell was a good option because you get the small classes and you get to interact with faculty. It's really paid off."

My Major

"I'm a computer science engineering double major. It's actually a dual degree. I'll get a B.A. in math and a B.S. in computer science and engineering. I chose that because I have a strong background in computer science through my high school – Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. I was able to take advantage of many of the resources the school offered, particularly in computer science.

"I had experience in computer science and when I came here I was able to jump into research as a freshman in computer science. That was really cool. I also came in with some advanced math credits because they offered those at my high school and it seemed like a logical major to add. Computer science and math are so closely related. You can do a lot of computer science with a strong background in math and vice versa.”

My Activities

"I'm a member of the juggling club. A friend last year came to school with juggling experience, and he got a lot people interested. I could barely juggle three balls at the beginning of college, but it is fun to practice and see improvement. It's a great way to relieve stress in between classes or when you're studying for several hours and you stop and say, 'All right, I'm going to stop and spend five minutes and juggle for a bit to take my mind off studying.' It's fun. I'm also a member of the chess club. I enjoy the logic. I'm not as good as I'd like to be, but no one is, right?"

Posted Dec. 29, 2008

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