Hi I’m Malcolm Jeffers
I am in my senior year of Computer Science at Oregon State University. I am looking forward to starting my career as a software engineer.
Before starting school at Oregon State, I was an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force. While in the service, I worked on the MQ-9 Reaper. The reaper is a remotely piloted aircraft able to be flown from anywhere in the world. It mainly performs surveillance and reconnaissance missions. I have always loved aircraft and enjoy working on and learning more about how they operate. Working with this aircraft also increased my interest in learning about computers. I first started and mastered how all the mechanical components, and the engine operated. As I dug deeper, I wanted to get a better understanding of how the aircraft communicated between itself and the pilots.
I’ve always had an interest in figuring out how things work. Before starting this program, computers and tech was kind of a mystery to me. I knew it was a bunch of ones and zeros but did not have an idea of how the ones and zeros actually accomplished tasks. Through this program I was able to learn from lower assembly level to high level languages, how networking is implemented, and how the internet works.
When I graduate, I hope to be able to use my skills to continue working with aircraft, but designing and working on integrated systems.