Evans Owusu '24
BS, Computer Science and Interactive Media & Game Development

Why did you choose to study at WPI? 

"WPI offered me several appealing courses in both Computer Science and Interactive Media and Game Development. It also allowed me to explore my hometown, Worcester, as a young adult. I’ve been able to understand more of Worcester thanks to WPI."

How are you involved with the WPI community? 

"I find myself doing a lot on campus. I’m a part of the Art Design Club and International Game Development Association. I’ve worked many jobs on campus, including in Marketing Communications, the Center for Project-Based Learning, and the Student Activities Office. I like to keep myself active and WPI provides many opportunities."

What’s your favorite thing about WPI? 

"That would be how superstitious the school can be. I see no one but freshmen dare to walk on the school seal! On a more serious note, it’d be how project-based learning is steeped into the community. I genuinely enjoy much of the collaboration I find on campus."

Do you have a faculty or staff mentor? 

"Two staff members come to mind for me: Kimberly LeChasseur and Kathy Chen. Kimberly is my boss at the Center for Project-Based Learning. I was brought in thanks to her and Katie Elmes. She’s taught me much about qualitative research and is a shining example of professionalism. Kathy has been a great influence on me. We met through her work for my group 'The Great Mind program.' She’s checked up on me from time to time and is someone I can trust deeply on campus."

How has WPI’s project-based learning influenced your education?

"Project-based learning gave me more confidence in myself. I didn’t know that I could create online user experience models in seven weeks with ten other students. We created a functioning hospital workflow app. Project-based learning gave me opportunities to connect with professionals, grow via collaboration, and see what I am capable of doing."

Evans
Hometown
Worcester, MA
Achievements
  • Contributing written code to a friend's MQP that focused on people who use American Sign Language
  • Co-presenter at the 2022 American Association of Colleges and Universities with Katie Elmes, director of expanded learning opportunities for undergraduate studies
  • Getting an A in the Object-Oriented Design Concepts course
Interests
  • Video games
  • Drawing
  • Running/exercise/hiking

 

Campus Activities:

  • International Game Developer Association
  • Art and Design club
Hometown
Worcester, MA
Mentor/Advisor
Achievements
  • Contributing written code to a friend's MQP that focused on people who use American Sign Language
  • Co-presenter at the 2022 American Association of Colleges and Universities with Katie Elmes, director of expanded learning opportunities for undergraduate studies
  • Getting an A in the Object-Oriented Design Concepts course
Interests
  • Video games
  • Drawing
  • Running/exercise/hiking

 

Campus Activities:

  • International Game Developer Association
  • Art and Design club
I genuinely enjoy much of the collaboration I find on campus.
Timeline Entry
6:30am

I wake up and contemplate my day, mood, and of course, how hungry I am as I start my hobbies.

10:00am

I’m in full swing in getting my classes done and seeing how much homework I’ll have

4:00pm

A long work day is over and a night of surprises is ahead: hanging out with friends, managing an event, or something new.

11:00pm

One of my only breathers in the day - I plan out my to-do list and take the night sky all in

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