West Lafayette, Indiana --
Tara Thomas, at center, talks with friends and fellow engineering students including, from left, Tarun Thomas George, Varshini T N and Heng Zhang, at the Hicks Undergraduate Library on Purdue's campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. The students are in the computer engineering program with the exception of George, who studies mechanical engineering.
At the graduate level, enrollment in computer engineering programs has increased between 12 and 20 percent annually for the last several years – a 33 percent climb in enrollment between 2014 and 2015. The field offers a range of cutting-edge careers in healthcare analytics, cybersecurity, and software and mobile device programming, and students are participating in hands-on research and projects with companies like Intel and IBM. Purdue’s innovative EPICS curriculum provides computer engineering students opportunities to bring their talents to high-need communities.
Photos by Alyssa Schukar