Congratulations to Emily Sear on being named Concordia University Wisconsin's May Student of the Month.


Computer Science


Dubuque, Iowa

High School:

Hempstead High School, Dubuque, IA

Extracurricular Activities:

Emily is a Computer Science major and will be a part of the CS Scholars program this fall.  She excels at classroom participation and has made many helpful contributions to class throughout the semester.  Emily is involved in undergraduate research on autonomous cars, researching whether algorithm based AI or machine learning is a better way to program them. She regularly attends both Haven and Evening Prayer on campus and attends Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Mequon.  At her home church in Dubuque, Iowa, Emily sings regularly for special music and is also the music teacher for the VBS program. In Mequon, Emily is a mentor for seven First Lego League teams in the area. She helps them with team building skills, working on projects, and also programming their robots made out of Legos. Six of the seven teams moved onto the regional competition this year!

Emily was nominated by Dr. Robert Wahl.

The Student of the Month is awarded by the full-time faculty nine times each year.

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