2020 Young Alumni Impact Award Recipients
• Colton Voege ’13
• Jacobi Petrucciani ’12
• Prahasith Veluvolu ’13
Excerpt from the Phoenix Summer 2017:
Founders of Mimir
They became friends at Park Tudor, bonding over a shared interest in computers. Then together at Purdue University they developed Mimir Classroom. Mimir earned them a place in Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list for education. Veluvolu focuses on outreach and product development, while Voege and Petrucciani are product engineers and coders.
Their primary product, Mimir Classroom, is an online classroom tool specifically designed for computer science. Any K-12 computer science instructor or university professor can use the platform, which allows students to submit their assignments and receive grades instantaneously through an automated grading system. “A big frustration when we started taking computer science classes at Purdue was the length of time it would take to get feedback and grades,” said Veluvolu. “With Mimir Classroom, students can get feedback in real time, make corrections and turn in their projects multiple times, which leads to improved grades.” The platform also provides data to instructors so that they can see where students are struggling with particular concepts and assignments. It allows them to focus their classroom instruction.
Another benefit of Mimir Classroom is that it reduces plagiarism, which is a significant problem in computer science. Veluvolu shares that about 40% of all academic dishonesty cases in college come from computer science classes. Mimir Classroom will flag suspected plagiarism, so professors can address it more effectively.
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