Meet the STS Summer Techs

Submitted by Oana Jackson

Name: Herman Braggs
Grade: Junior, Class of 2022
Major: Communication Design
Hometown: Belleville, IL
Position FA21: LeeBeau STC

What made you interested in joining STS?
From the outside, it seemed like a positive and motivating work environment where you could make connections with other like-minded students. Feels like I wasn’t wrong in my hunch!

What tech interests you and why?
I think that the Valve Index is one of the more interesting technologies in the Virtual Reality space, as it does really cool stuff like full tracking of hands. I think that VR is one of the next big frontiers in entertainment, and so I’ve been keeping a close eye on it.

What is a secret talent that you have?
I can fall asleep in 5 minutes or less (which is much rarer than I realized).

What are some of your hobbies outside of STS?
I enjoy talking about existentialism with my friends, and watching movies, and playing video games.

What are you looking forward to in the future?
I’m looking forward to when video games become as mainstream as movies from a cultural perspective. No one says “I don’t watch movies,” and I feel like we’ll enter a very cool era once something similar can happen for video games.

Name: Morgan Ye
Grade: Freshman, Class of 2024
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Position: FA21: WGE STC

How has training been at STS?
Very fun! It’s a lot of info all at once but the Level II’s are very helpful, and I love meeting everyone :))

What is one word to describe STS?

Favorite thing to eat on campus?
Probably the salmon avocado burger or sushi! I like the smoothies from Bergson too but kinda sick of campus food ngl :0

What are your favorite activities outside of STS?
Hanging w friends, baking, eating what I bake, trying to make the cute stuff I see on Pinterest

What are you looking forward to in the future/summer?
Staying up binging shows and sleeping in :’)