Identify: Agatha Owora
Hometown/State (Provence)/Nation: Kampala, Uganda
Welcome to IS&T! Are you able to inform us somewhat bit about your space of experience and the courses you’ll be instructing?
At the moment instructing Laptop Science Rules, Introduction to Laptop Science 1 and a pair of, and Introduction to C Programming. Sooner or later, I hope to develop a sport design class.
When did you understand what you needed to do? Any position fashions provide help to in your path?
I knew I needed to develop in academia in my closing semester of my grasp’s diploma. Position mannequin is Prophet Elvis Mbonye.
As an undergrad/graduate pupil, what have been your main stepping stones to information your profession trajectory to the place you are actually?
In my closing 12 months as an undergraduate Physics pupil, I started working on a undertaking that was meant to get a GPS SCINDA system to retrieve knowledge and show it in a fashion that made additional evaluation simple. My advisor then, Dr. Tadeo Ssenyonga, noticed how simple programming was for me and provided to have me work on extra initiatives. That is the place my ardour for Laptop Science got here from. I discovered it superb how I might write code to simplify Mathematical and Physics computations. So, when alternative got here for me to pursue additional training, I knew Laptop Science was the way in which to go.
Inform us somewhat bit about IS&T! What’s a typical day appear like for you?
I’ve joined throughout the COVID period, so I’m solely instructing on-line courses for the spring semester. A typical day for me is checking emails, canvas, and getting ready course content material for my courses.
What main recommendation do you could have for college kids as they navigate their very own profession paths?
It’s okay not figuring out what you need to do while you begin out. I keep in mind being annoyed just a few occasions as a pupil after I had classmates who knew what they needed to do of their careers whereas I used to be simply attempting to determine my path. The one factor I did was give 100% to every thing that was positioned earlier than me. As time glided by, I found I used to be extra enthusiastic about Laptop Science and instructing and so I pursued that additional. You could be apprehensive that you’re losing time doing different issues which may not align to your true future, however I can assure you, nothing is ever wasted. With time, a scenario or occasion will present up that can require you to make use of the previous information or expertise you thought was of no use. Every little thing that you simply encounter in your life is getting ready you for what’s forward, so be within the second, take all of it in, be taught and ask questions, as a result of you have to all that to be wonderful sooner or later activity already aligned so that you can do.
The rest you need us to learn about you?
Some issues are higher left mysterious 😊