Published: Apr 29, 2018 2:00:00 PM
Jack Mullins, senior in computer science, has been named the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering’s outstanding computer science student for 2018. After being exposed to programming at Auburn, he fell in love with computer science and hopes to work in Alabama’s aerospace industry.
“I’m from Arab, a small town in North Alabama. When I was in high school, we didn’t have any opportunities to study programming, so I had never been exposed to it. (Although, to their credit, they now offer AP computer science.) My first exposure came during my freshman year at Auburn. Originally, my major was electrical engineering, but I switched after taking the programming class required for electrical engineers. I fell in love with computer science and immediately knew it was something I wanted to learn more about. It’s an exciting, creative, and rewarding field with diverse career opportunities. It’s an honor to receive this award, which validates the excitement I have for computer science and the work I put into it. I will graduate next May, after which I have tentative plans to move back to the Huntsville area and pursue a career in the aerospace industry.”Media Contact: , email@example.com, 334.844.3447