Student Spotlight: Reece Adkins
How did you get interested in computer science?

I've always loved math and technology. My sister pushed me towards computer science, and I discovered a love for programming after starting the major.

What do you like most about JMU CS?

I love the project-based curriculum here. I'm a very hands on learner, so it's great to always have things to work on and to have great professors available for questions.

Why are you studying abroad with JMU CS?

In addition to learning about programming languages and rigidity theory, I'm looking forward to experiencing a different culture than my own and seeing a part of the world I've never visited before.

What do you hope to gain from your experience abroad?
I'm hoping to grow as a computer scientist while being able to gain a valuable cultural experience that I'll remember for the rest of my life. I'm also really excited to visit Bletchley Park (where Alan Turing broke the German enigma machine during world war II), the National Museum of Computing, and the UK Computing History museum.
What are your plans for the future?

After finishing my computer science degree next year here at JMU, I'd like to get my master's degree and obtain a job working as a software engineer. Eventually, I'd like to teach computer science/programming or mathematics.

What projects/research are you working on?

My projects this semester include a concurrent database server and client with a network interface, a mixed fraction calculator, and many other smaller projects.

What’s your passion?

My passion is finding solutions to real world problems through the means of computing.

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