Generous scholarships from global technology company Northrop Grumman have given four Flinders University computer science students a big boost in their career paths.
The scholarship program is part of a research and education partnership between Flinders University and aerospace and defense leader Northrop Grumman, which provides outstanding computer science undergraduate students with timely support to develop their skills in key areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), information technology (IT) and games. development.
“At Northrop Grumman Australia, we know that artificial intelligence is key to the autonomous and decision-making systems of the future,” said Mr. Chris Deeble, Executive Director of Strategy, Northrop Grumman Australia.
“By investing in these outstanding university students today, we are helping them gain the skills needed to develop these new and emerging technologies. We are thrilled to be able to help Flinders University develop the workforce of tomorrow,” he says.
According to Robert (Bob) Wright, 2022 Fellow, applying computer science skills to game development will lead to new industrial product designs and technological innovations for industries in the future.
“I’m excited to start college after working on the game at my own pace since before the COVID-19 years,” says Bob, 34, who previously managed various hospitality business operations and earned a degree in film. and television.
Along with fellow 2022 scholar Orson Hannath, 20, they are using the $5,000 scholarships to support their studies and advance their programming skills in Unity, html, Unreal, Java, C#, C++, Python, JetBrains, and other platforms to explore new areas of game education, web design, and computing.
“I’m really grateful for this support to pursue my undergraduate studies this year,” says Bob, who recently used his computer programming skills for an AI learning application.
“I learned a lot about computer programming all through high school, and I want to learn what the industry wants me to know, to apply those skills in advanced manufacturing and other avenues,” says Orson, who will use his grant to buy a laptop to help start a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a specialization in AI.
Last year’s Northrop Grumman Undergraduate Scholarships were awarded to Ronin Edson-Wilkinson and Connor Dunne, both BSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) students.