C&IT awards 2018 scholarship to Isaac Weiss

Computing & Information Technology is excited to announce the winner of the 2018 C&IT Scholarship, Isaac Weiss. Wayne State University Associate Vice President and C&IT Chief Information Officer Daren Hubbard and the rest of C&IT presented Isaac with his reward earlier this summer, including a new laptop from our partners at Dell.

Scholarship winner Isaac Weiss with CIO Daren Hubbard

As a music education student, Isaac used his essay to portray how he taught himself to code to contribute to an open-source software project, MuseScore. His essay focused on his new-found passion for computer science and how he plans to add the minor to his studies.

“I started with some simple copy-and-paste programming, adapting existing functions, and gradually taught myself some of the basics of C++,” Isaac wrote in his essay. “I've worked my way up from there, using my new knowledge to help with the development of MuseScore at every step of the way.”

The C&IT Scholarship is offered to WSU undergraduate students annually. The award recognizes scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress, and provides financial and technological assistance for completing degree requirements. This award is made possible through the generosity of current and past employees, corporate philanthropy and C&IT's innovative entrepreneurial activities.

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