UK Rhodes Scholarship finalist to join Google – ABC 36 News – WTVQ

UK Rhodes Scholarship finalist to join Google – ABC 36 News – WTVQ

Watch Kyra Seevers talk about her undergraduate research experience at UK in the video above. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Public Affairs)Graduating computer science and Lewis Honors College senior Kyra Seevers, of Lexington, recently interviewed as a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

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And, while she won’t be pursuing graduate studies in England next fall, Seevers will embark on another exciting new chapter in her life as she takes a position at Google’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus.

“After interning twice at Google, I am excited to be joining as a full-time software engineer working on some of the biggest problems in our tech ecosystem today,” Seevers said. “Just like Google’s motto says — I truly hope to create, design, code and build for everyone.”

The daughter of Dan and Denise Seevers, Kyra will graduate Dec. 4 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from UK College of Engineering, as well as a minor in sociology and a Certificate in Universal Design.

Chellgren Fellow, she been very active in undergraduate research at UK working with the school’s groundbreaking EduceLab: A Digital Restoration Initiative headed up by UK Alumni Professor Brent Seales, chair of the Department of Computer Science. As part of EduceLab, UK researchers take ancient manuscripts that are too broken or damaged to be read by hand and apply their custom software pipeline to virtually unwrap the documents revealing the text inside that has been hidden for ages.

Outside of her research with Seales’ lab and internships at Google, Seevers