Graduate Student Snapshot: Michael Skirpan

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Currently a PhD candidate in the computer science department working with Tom Yeh, Michael studies how to visualize and analyze large data. With a philosophy and education background, he has a keen interest in starting a school based on democratic learning environments. He has also accomplished what many people attempt, but few succeed at: blending the worlds of science and art. In his quest to blend the two, Michael is working on an art proposal that will bring STEM and art majors together.

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Graduate Student Snapshot: Christopher Moore

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Being as connected to geek culture as I am, when I went to meet Christopher Moore at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA), I was expecting someone reminiscent of the characters from The Big Bang Theory. However, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he doesn’t collect light sabers and does not have a World of Warcraft account-although I was somewhat disappointed that we weren’t going to bond over a mutual enthusiasm for Marvel.

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