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A new life!

by Humaira on October 6, 2015

in Academics,Campus Community

Something about myself:

I’ve done my undergraduation in India, from JawaharLal Nehru Technological University in 2012. After my undergraduation, I’ve worked for Google Maps in India for 3 years. Then I took the decision to pursue Masters in Computer Sciences, to move a step ahead in my career. The process of applying to the universities had been very easy for me. I dreamt of an admission into Fontbonne University, as it is one of the best universities in Saint Louis.

I’m enrolled in the course of Masters in Computer and Information Science. The reason behind my decision to choose this course of study is because of the course field that Fontbonne is giving. Cyber security, data mining and software testing are one of the best fields in Computer Science. The scope of career development is vast and it’s booming in technology these days.


As everyone know Saint Louis is such a place where Computer Science is highly recommended. I’m glad I joined this school, it’s a lot of fun, collaborating with studies.

Life has changed a lot for me, of course in good ways,  there are always opportunities knocking my door every single week. Being busy is a routine now!😊 I’m in love with it! 😊☺

I’m also working as a student worker at Center of Emerging and Educational Technology with Amy Peach. It couldn’t have been any better. 😇 Ms. Amy Peach is the best teacher, a guide, and a perfect role model. I got to learn a lot of things from the faculty at Fontbonne.



My Major!

by Jessica on October 1, 2015

in Academics

My name is Jessica Jordan. I am majoring in Computer Science and technology and Cyber security. I chose to pursue this major because I do well with computers. I am intrigued when it comes down to technology. My strongest subject is mathematics. So I can say that I not only chose my major it chose me. I want to find a career that deals with me being on a computer 24/7, constantly gathering and finding new ways to perform math problems. I can’t wait to see how the world will change as time goes on. As time goes on technology will continue to evolve and become more and more a part of our daily lives.


I got confused just writing the title for this blog post, but it’s true: this is the last post I’ll be making for the first (blogging) week of a semester at Fontbonne!

Which, frankly, is crazy.

Then again, this semester will also be crazy, and I suspect I’ll be ready for the end when it comes.

(…Who am I kidding. I love Fontbonne, and I expect to be bawling when things start to wind down in May. I’m currently accepting donations for my Kleenex stash.)

The gen-ed Biology class I’ve successfully avoided for the past 3 years has now caught up with me, and Life Science is coming at me with a vengeance. (I knew I couldn’t evade it forever, but I thought I could at least try…) I’m also taking my last undergraduate Computer Science class, Operating Systems.

Then I’ve got two senior projects, one for my Applied Math major and one for my Computer Science major, which amounts to two 15-page papers and two “deliverables” besides the papers.

-For C.S., I’m making a device with a microcontroller that sits on top of a washing machine and sends a text message when the load is done.

-For Applied Math, I’m going to construct a mathematical model based on statistical study of the population migration out of Saint Louis City and into the County between 1950 and the present.

I’ll also be working as a Programming Intern at an area brewery, helping the Fontbonne IT department for a few hours a week, and doing a bit of cryptography research with the Computer Science department.

The semester has lots of work in store for me, but I consider myself really lucky: I get to take on some very neat things and work with some very neat people.

So as the semester is off and rolling, my final words of my last first blog of the semester are:

Good luck, everyone! Here we go!


Good day, gentle reader! I’m afraid I’ve been away from my weekly blogs here for almost an entire semester. I’m sure I left you in a real state – I can just imagine you checking my page week after week, only to be disappointed month after month, wondering desperately about what kinds of adventures I’ve been having since last I wrote.

Unfortunately, if you ask me about my adventures, the stories I’ll tell won’t involve my coloring book hobby (which I’ve since given up), or my biking excursions, or any of the other adventurous things I enjoy (And maybe “adventure” is a strong term for coloring. I don’t know.). I was “off the grid” last semester because…(wait for it)…I was on a long climb to the top of a mountain. A mountain of homework, that is. (I’ll admit, that kind of mountain a little less exciting than Kilimanjaro.)

This semester, though, while not really being any lighter in courses and extracurriculars than last semester, I’m vowing to be more disciplined and keep on chronicling my week-to-week experiences at Fontbonne University. Hopefully, reading about the life of an average computer science/applied math major (the faithful reader will be interested to know I’ve decided to double-major) will help you prospective students out there to get a feel for college and the rigors of academia. (I’ll be honest: I really just threw in the latter because it sounds pretentious.) It’s good to be back. Have a good week, everyone!


Hello, World!

by Alumni Posts September 13, 2012

This week has been an academic marathon for me – I’ve had a test, a quiz, or a monster homework assignment due every day so far, and…(wait for it)…I’ve been so sleepy in the mornings from staying up late studying that I’ve started drinking coffee. (*gasp!*) I’m seriously considering disowning myself for that, seeing as […]

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Choosing a Major

by Alumni Posts February 21, 2012

Howdy, readers! I wanted to write a brief post about last week’s blog topic, choosing a major. I had first approached this problem from the “Well, what subject do you like best in school?” angle, and that had initially led me to history.  I figured I could teach high school with it, and all would […]

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What? You’re Telling Me I Have To Study?

by Alumni Posts January 23, 2012

I’ve only had three days of classes so far (my schedule works out so that I don’t have any classes on Fridays!), but I’m exhausted by school already, and the (admittedly weak) enthusiasm with which I came into the new term is swiftly dimming. (Geek-out time:  if you graphed on a Cartesian plane the change […]

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Hey, Hey, the School Year’s Back

by Alumni Posts September 12, 2011

Welcome to another school year, everyone! I hope your summer went well, and that you’re making a smooth transition into the academical world. (Is that a phrase already, or did I just coin something here? Somehow, I don’t think it’ll catch on.) My summer was great, and I miss those days sorely.  I worked at a high school in […]

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“OOP”s…I Did It Again

by Alumni Posts April 13, 2011

Registered for a great semester again, that is!  And if you weren’t tipped off by the oddly-placed quotes in the title,  “OOP”s is a pun:  I’ve signed up for a class on Object-Oriented Programming – OOP. I humbly admit that a joke’s not funny if it needs a detailed explanation to accompany it.  Maybe I […]

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