Emma Schreifels came to the North Dakota State University seeking a respectable degree with affordable tuition and the opportunity to work on Robotics. The Becker, Minnesota native and Becker High School graduate only applied to NDSU and it looks like her choice has paid off.
In recognition of her strong work ethic and accomplishments, Schreifels has been selected as a “student of distinction” by the NDSU Computer Science Department. This is an honor bestowed on only 15 of the department’s approximately 600 students.
What is the secret to her success – and also her greatest accomplishment? “Building a strong network of individuals who continuously support and motivate me in all areas of my life,” Schreifels says.
Schreifels says that her favorite thing – so far – at NDSU has been her involvement in robotics. She has had this opportunity as part of a student robotics organization on campus.
“Students of distinction – like Emma Schreifels – are selected for going above and beyond typical students,” commented NDSU Computer Science Assistant Professor Jeremy Straub, who manages the student awards program. “Distinguished students are recognized by their peers and instructors as student leaders – in a variety of areas – and this award serves to acknowledge their accomplishments.”
Schreifels interests center around software engineering and development, as well as user interface and user experience design. When she graduates, she plans to pursue a career as a software developer.
The NDSU Computer Science Department was founded in 1988 (though computer science courses were offered as part of Mathematical Sciences since 1973). It offers Ph.D. degrees in computer science and software engineering, three master’s degrees and two bachelor’s degree programs. It occupies 7,460 square feet in NDSU’s Quentin Burdick Building and has approximately 600 graduate and undergraduate student majors.