Along with classes, jobs, and hanging out via Zoom with friends or family, student clubs are among the many aspects of student life that takes place online in the age of COVID-19. Founded in 2015, the University of Denver Dungeons and Dragons club (DUDAD) swiftly shifted into an online format last spring.
My interest in doing research and subsequently a thesis started almost three years ago, when I was in my senior year, pursuing Bachelor’s in Computer Science in Oman. It was during this time in 2017 that I started studying about Blockchain Technology, IoT and Network Security.
Electrical engineering senior, Celina Wilkerson, is among the students in the first cohort of the Grand Challenge Scholars program (GCS) at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. She chose the challenge “Make Solar Energy More Economical” out of 14 total Grand Challenges that are all committed to making the world a better and more sustainable place.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep students online and businesses at home, several national STEM conferences are making the transition to the virtual realm as well. This past October, several University of Denver (DU) students and faculty attended the virtual Grace Hopper Celebration.