"Who shall set a limit to the influence of a human being?" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Major: Mechanized Systems Management
Hometown: Randolph, NE
What do you enjoy most about UNL?:
I enjoy the friendly environment that everyone shares across East Campus here at UNL. It is very easy to make connections with other colleagues and share each other’s passions, both in and out of the classroom. I am especially proud of the faculty and staff in the BSE department, in that they always place students first and are always friendly and willing to provide excellent advice to those who ask for it.
Are you involved in any activities outside of class? If so, which ones?:
Currently I am involved in the Mechanized Systems Management Club as the club treasurer, and I work as an undergraduate research assistant for a pathogen and nutrient transport lab here on East Campus. I am also assisting in the construction of a research algae production facility that looks at producing algae for potential livestock feed.
Of all the courses you've taken, what is your favorite class and what make it so enjoyable?:
My favorite course has been MSYM 416 Sensors and Control Systems. This course was my favorite because I was able to create and customize control programs and see how sensors can interact with controls. The skills I obtained from this class will be very useful in my career, and always has me thinking on how I can implement these skills in future personal projects.
What has been your greatest achievement so far?:
My greatest achievement so far at the university has been my officer involvement in the Mechanized Systems Management Club. It is a rewarding experience knowing that you have represented your club members and help to keep a club organized for an enjoyable experience for students and faculty.
What do you plan to do after you graduate?:
After my graduation, I plan to work in a technical agriculture field, whether it involves a combination of precision agriculture and agronomy or processing of agricultural commodities on an industrial scale. My ultimate goal is to return to the family farm and bring with me the wealth of knowledge I’ve gained here at the university.
Do you have any advice that you would like to share with prospective students?:
Make sure and join a club, or two, or three! There are so many opportunities in connecting with other students and even potential employers when you involve yourself in a club. Employers like to see your involvement with your surrounding peers that share the same passions as yourself. Also, it never hurts to take a step back once in a while and think about the impacts that your work has on the whole picture. You may not always see it, but impacts extend to more than just your field of study.