Welcome to Kevin's World of Fun!

Hello, my name is Kevin Acken, and I'm a freshman majoring in computer engineering at NC State University. I chose computer engineering because I am fascinated with computers and invigorated by their potential and the rapid headway the industry is making. I want to understand computers, both the hardware and the software, so I selected computer engineering as opposed to electrical engineering (hardware) or computer science (software). However, double majoring in electrical engineering and computer engineering requires only three more courses, so I will likely also major in electrical engineering. Essentially every company and every discipline employs computers to increase its effectiveness, and so improvements in computing have a massive global impact. It is on this wave of innovation that I wish to ride. That is why I am a computer and electrical engineer.

My favorite hobby is to make art, of the music and literary variety. I play the trumpet and the drumset and I sing, and so I enjoy making music in groups anywhere from a wind band to a jazz big band to a sacred choir to a garage band. I also have composed some small works for brass. Akin to my love for writing music is my love for writing prose or poetry. I enjoy writing poems about things such as the tree in my front yard in full bloom in spring or the transience of popularity, and short works about things such as a hike in Yosemite or the pride of humanity. Self expression through music, prose, and poetry is my favorite hobby.

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  1. Obtain Arnold's Healthy Multi-grain Bread.
  2. Spread mustard on one of the pieces of bread.
  3. Fold 3 slices of brown sugar ham into cylinders and place them on the bread. Do the same for sliced turkey.
  4. Place a slice of cheddar cheese on top of the meat.
  5. Spread Durkee's Famous Sauce onto the bread. Place the final piece of bread on the sandwich. Voila!
Class Expected Grade
MA 242 A
E 115 S
FLG 325 A+
PY 208 A+
PY 209 A+
ECE 109 A+
MUS 142 A+
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