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Richard L. Kopec, PhD
Professor of Computer Science and Chemistry

Phone: 512-448-8464

Education
  • MS in Computer Science at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 1988
  • PhD in Physical Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1981
  • BS in Chemistry at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1975
Why I Teach

I set high standards and hold all of my students to these standards. By defining these goals at the beginning of every semester, it means that my students will have to stretch themselves in order to meet my expectations. They will have to move out of their comfort zones. In my experience, this is one of the most effective ways to learn.

I enjoy helping young people to reach their fullest potentials, and I think education is absolutely necessary to achieve this.