Jacob, the CRLS Class of 2018 recipient of the “100 by 100” Cambridge Business Community
STEAM Award for Technology, now enrolled at the University of California Santa Cruz, told us:
“Computer science appeals to me because it is rigorously logical: to program you have to think
ahead, anticipating how instructions will interact, thus one can optimize a program’s efficiency.
One of the reasons I want to become an electrical and computer engineer is because I love
solving problems. I hope by studying the interactions between hardware and software I will have
the training and background to help develop more power-efficient operating systems for phones
and laptops, so that they use less electricity and are more sustainable.”