Bright Scholar, Kian Weimer, is a Computer Science and Engineering major. He attends the University of Iowa and is expected to graduate in Spring of 2022. Read more to find out Kian’s plans after college as well as where he sees himself in the future!

"> Bright Scholar, Kian Weimer, is a Computer Science and Engineering major. He attends the University of Iowa and is expected to graduate in Spring of 2022. Read more to find out Kian’s plans after college as well as where he sees himself in the future!

"> Bright Scholar, Kian Weimer, is a Computer Science and Engineering major. He attends the University of Iowa and is expected to graduate in Spring of 2022. Read more to find out Kian’s plans after college as well as where he sees himself in the future!

"> Bright Scholar, Kian Weimer, is a Computer Science and Engineering major. He attends the University of Iowa and is expected to graduate in Spring of 2022. Read more to find out Kian’s plans after college as well as where he sees himself in the future!

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Scholar Spotlight: Kian Weimer


Bright Scholar at the University of Iowa


Bright Schol­ar, Kian Weimer, is a Com­put­er Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing major. He attends the Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa and is expect­ed to grad­u­ate in Spring of 2022.


How has the schol­ar­ship allowed you to do these things: Grad­u­ate on-time, debt-free, launch your career and give back?

This schol­ar­ship allowed me to con­tin­ue my edu­ca­tion with­out wor­ry­ing about the high costs of col­lege. Because I don’t need to earn mon­ey to pay for tuition, I am able to focus on school. I have also been able to take part in intern­ship and research oppor­tu­ni­ties that will be very ben­e­fi­cial in my future career. I hope to one day be in a posi­tion to help oth­ers have a sim­i­lar expe­ri­ence, as I have expe­ri­enced first-hand how valu­able and help­ful it can be. 


How are you explor­ing your career and prepar­ing your­self for life after col­lege?

I am always look­ing for oppor­tu­ni­ties to gain expe­ri­ence in my field. In addi­tion to school, I have done research on deep learn­ing med­ical image enhance­ment, and I am now work­ing with oth­er med­ical image pro­cess­ing applications. 

I have also had an intern­ship every sum­mer since I start­ed col­lege. I worked one sum­mer as a man­u­fac­tur­ing engi­neer at Cen­tro before decid­ing to focus on com­put­er sci­ence. The last two sum­mers I worked as a back­end devel­op­er at IBM for the IBM oper­at­ing system. 

I am con­fi­dent these expe­ri­ences will great­ly enhance my career oppor­tu­ni­ties after college.


What is your favorite class and why?

My all-time favorite class was one of my first com­put­er sci­ence class­es, Com­put­er Sci­ence I. I came to col­lege as an unde­clared engi­neer, and this was the class that inspired me to choose my degree path. While it was chal­leng­ing, it exposed me to many dif­fer­ent com­po­nents of com­put­er sci­ence while allow­ing me to cre­ate pro­grams with real-world applications.


Where do you see your­self in five years? 10 years?

In five years, I hope to be work­ing as a soft­ware engi­neer, maybe at IBM where I’ve interned the last two years. I hope to work on some­thing inno­v­a­tive that impacts peo­ple on a dai­ly basis. I also hope to get into real estate invest­ing. I’ve always been inter­est­ed in hous­es and almost went to school to become an architect.

In 10 years, I hope to still be cod­ing and lead­ing a team in build­ing some­thing impor­tant. By that time, I hope my real estate port­fo­lio has grown to include quite a few houses!


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