Email: bgneiss@adelphia.net

My name is Anthony Maurice Anderson; I am a sophomore at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC. I am a computer science major with a minor in industrial technology. When I receive my bachelor degree I will be attending graduate school the following year while participating in research experiences.

I was introduced to computers at the age of seven, and my fascination with this machine sparked a higher level of curiosity. I was amazed by the capabilities infinite possibilities. My experience was limited because I didnít have a personal computer in my household. I enjoyed the educational games and the competitions that were conducted during class. At the age of nine I received my first computer but unlike other children I focused more on the technical side because I wanted a better understanding of components. During high school I enrolled in every technological class to gain a firm foundation entering into college.

At the end of the 20th century, people become more reliant technology. The internet revolutionized shopping, chatting, and information. Almost every normal activity can be completed by clicking a mouse. I believe that the technological field will only continue to grow, and it is my goal to grow with it. As a computer science major I hope that the research that I do will have an impact on the years to come.

I feel that it is important to be open minded and be willing to experience new things. Computer technology has an affect on everything including the environment. The Undergraduate Research Experience program is devoted to building a bridge between technology, research and environment.  Participating in this program has broaden my horizons and allowed me to contribute important marine concerns.