“The moment I saw the first computer I knew I would like to program it.” Dr. Vitalij Pecharsky had no question that he would be spending his career doing something in STEM.

Vitalij grew up in the former Soviet Union, spending many of his afternoons in the High School classroom and lab where his mother taught Physics, and hearing from his mathematician father about his days at the Polytech Institute. “I was always good with computers and interested in computers,” Vitalij said, and he taught himself how to code and solve problems on his computer as a hobby.

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