Meet Jordan Murphy!

We're so excited for you to finally meet one of our researchers and our incredible software engineer, Jordan! He's currently hard at work creating an app for STEM-VRSE, which we're eager to share with the community! He also recorded our Glacier Bay VR video during his time in Alaska! Read below to learn more about him!

What is your name?

Jordan Murphy

What did you study in school and what do you wish to do in the future?

I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. I am going to work as a software engineer to write software systems for spacecraft, aircraft, self-driving cars, or robotics.

 What drove you to join STEM-VRSE?

I want to be a part to the movement that is getting kids and young adults excited about careers in STEM.

What do you want to learn while working with STEM-VRSE?

I want to learn how to be a better software engineer.

What kind of science interests you the most?

I really truly love all kinds of science. But if I had to pick, I would say science that has to do with outer space makes me the most excited. I think looking up at the sky at night, watching the stars, and learning about space travel and exploration makes me feel most passionate.

If you could be in any movie, what movie would you want to be in and what character would you play?

I would choose to be in a nature/hiking/mountain-climbing documentary. I love nature and being outside. I would love to be a part of something that highlights the beauty and wonder of nature.

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what skill would you want it to be?

Speaking Chinese fluently. Whew! It’s a lot to learn and I would love to skip all the hard parts and just magically be fluent! Hahaha