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University of North Texas

Walter Squires
BS Computer Science, Expected 2016

I took part in undergraduate research at the University of North Texas (UNT) through the Secure Software Testing for Web and Mobile Applications REU program. The program served as a platform for computer science undergraduates, like myself, to experience research and gain a better idea of what graduate school is like. My team was working with Brain Computer Interfaces and we were attempting to determine if the devices could be used for malicious purposes and if additional security for the devices was required. My experience at the REU allowed me to work on an exciting new technology while applying skills which I had learned at Iona. Something from every class I have taken thus far proved useful in my research experience, from the Python skills I learned in CS 201 to the development of Android applications taught in the mobile application development class, I was able to take the things the faculty at Iona have taught me and develop useful research tools with them. My experience at the UNT REU was fantastic, as it gave me a better idea of what graduate school is like.