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'Interacting With Students Provides Rewards That Are Hard to Beat'

By Silicon Republic

June 27, 2018

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In an interview, Baldwin Wallace University's Jodi Tims, chair of ACM's Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W), discusses how an academic career in computer science offers exceptional rewards.

"The number-one [reward] is the students," she says. "Not only do they keep me young (or at least I want to believe they do), but watching them develop and succeed after graduation provides that intrinsic reward that comes with having the opportunity to make a small difference in someone's life."

Tims acknowledges the modern world sometimes devalues an academic career in computing, but she contends, "if an individual has a passion for helping others develop their potential, then an academic career is worth considering."

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