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S-STEM Scholar Spotlight: Tim Beers

Tim Beers is an S-STEM Alumnus currently working as a Software Engineer at Amerisave. In this S-STEM Scholar Spotlight, Tim shares what sparked an initial interest in STEM and what keeps them motivated.

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Tim and a friend, Brian, in New York City getting some fantastic French food.

My interest in STEM, I believe, comes down to the simple fact that I’m curious. I want to know how things work, and if they don’t, how to fix them. My curiosity can occasionally cause me a great deal of trouble, like the decision to actually study STEM in the first place. I was fascinated by so many things that it became hard to settle on what to major in. That’s why, instead of just having a focus on one thing, I opted for Applied Mathematics with the Computer Science concentration and a Philosophy minor. It equipped me with a toolset to solve modern problems, the ability to think more clearly about them, and granted me with the knowledge of how and why these tools worked.

As a software engineer at a mortgage company, I’ve found myself using many of the tools I’d learned while studying at East Stroudsburg University (ESU). Java was the primary language we’d used, and it just so happens to be the main language I use in my day-to-day work. When I go into projects that use unfamiliar languages, I can use the skills I picked up to infer patterns, and then use logic to determine how to extrapolate from those patterns to build new features or fix existing ones.

I can’t overstate how much I’d learned during my relatively short time at ESU. The faculty—a special shoutout to Dr. Olivia Carducci, Dr. N. Paul Schembari, and Dr. Timothy Connolly—could not have been more helpful or more supportive. I owe much of what I’ve been able to accomplish in recent years to their teaching and I couldn’t be more thankful.

 

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Tim Beers

S-STEM Alumnus

Amerisave

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