Connor Smith

Class of 2018-2019

Wabash College, 2018
Chemistry, Computational Mathematics

Why I chose ESTEEM:

After having an exhilarating experience in a small stage biotech startup I grew a passion for scientific research and how it could be translated into a viable product. ESTEEM provides a perfect merging of these interests and being able to pursue them so close to home was a dream come true.

My capstone thesis project and why I'm excited about it:

My thesis project will be conducted with Consensus Networks LLC in developing the infrastructure necessary to support blockchain developers and enterprise clients as distributed ledger technology continues to grow. I will be investigating the needs of clients have for our infrastructure, as well as explore potential avenues and industries that could utilize blockchain technology and help them develop the needs to do so.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

Work in small stage startups and help translate ideas that are in their infancy into realities. I hope to either go to Silicon Valley or help bring the technology industry here to South Bend and be involved with startups there.

What I like to do when I'm not working:

Avid exercise fanatic and a big reader, particularly of philosophy or mindset books. I also enjoy playing guitar and writing.