"My time in Purdue Computer Science helped me grow into the passionate and driven person I am today. There was one particular experience that shaped my understanding of what it means to be a technologist and how the products I'm working on in the real world are impacting people all over the country and world. A service learning course I participated in throughout all 8 semesters - Mentors for Aspiring Girls in Computing (MAGIC) - allowed me to work with young girls in local K-12 schools. Seeing the impact that computer science education made on these communities helped me realize how fundamental access to technology is - especially at a young age. This became a driving piece of my core values as I worked towards my post-grad career. In addition to this course, many of the CS professors I had the honor of learning from (particularly Professor Dunsmore and Professor Clifton) demonstrated so much care for me as a student and found ways to support my pursuit of the impactful career I dreamed of having. I am eternally grateful for all that Purdue CS provided me and I would not be where I am today without the wonderful department and its opportunities."
- Sasha Kipnis, BS in Computer Science '21
Recipient of Purdue University's 2021 Flora Roberts Award for top woman senior