‘Hands-on learning and practical experiences’ define Purdue for Indianapolis student

Noah Pumphrey pictured on the Purdue University in Indianapolis campus. (Photo provided: The Persistent Pursuit)Julie Beckwith at The Persistent Pursuit recently reported on Noah Pumphrey, a student in cybersecurity at Purdue University in Indianapolis. Pumphrey’s personal journey took him from a four-year hiatus from college where he instead worked in finance, all the way back to Purdue.

“Cybersecurity at Purdue… is the best in the country,” Pumphrey said. “I look at my experience and see that they prepare us so well here. You gain fundamental skills that you can actually put to work.”

The cybersecurity program in Indianapolis will be run out of the School of Engineering and Technology. Both subject areas (engineering and technology) are blended into a single academic department in a way that is unique to Purdue Indy.

Per The Persistent Pursuit: close relationships with professors have also led to incredible opportunities outside of the classroom for Pumphrey, including a National Science Foundation CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS). 

“It’s a full-ride scholarship for those interested in doing cybersecurity for the federal government after graduation,” Pumphrey explains. “And that’s exactly what I want to do.”  

Beyond prestigious scholarships, Noah is a notably active presence on campus; read more from The Persistent Pursuit to learn about the close faculty mentorship, research, student club experience and much more that he has gotten involved with over his time in Indianapolis.


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