Dr. Gita Phelps is quick to praise her oldest sister, who broke barriers as the first black valedictorian at Peach County High School in Fort Valley. But when it comes to her own accolades—being the first female and first African-American to get a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Georgia (UGA)—she simply says, “That’s just normal. That’s in my family that we do our best.”
Kiama and Rehema Karanja
Major: Computer Science
Of the 51 seniors majoring in management information systems, only nine are female. Majoring in computer science are 24 graduating seniors with only three females. Those numbers don’t faze senior Chancelynn Ridley and junior Kali Kimball. These young women are making their mark in the technology field thanks in part to the education and opportunities they’ve found at Georgia College.
For incoming first-year student Christina Tan, Georgia College turned out to be the perfect fit for her. It‘s just the right distance from her hometown of Marietta and has all the opportunities for her to make her mark on the world.
Brian Minter will be among the who’s who of the tech world as he attends the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, California, this week—and it’s all due to an app he created last summer.
The computer science majors spent 10 weeks at East Carolina University for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).
Computer science students recently took the knowledge they received in their courses and put it into practice to meet the needs of several clients.