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Jeremy Payne

Jeremy PayneJeremy Payne graduated from Upper Iowa University in 2012 with two degrees – Conservation Management and Information Technology. He is currently working as an implementation/desktop support analyst for RuffaloCODY in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. My favorite class at Upper Iowa was an I.T. class over Cyber Security. My senior project, 'Virtual Pheasant', was a blast. It was a mixture of my two majors, I used real tracking data from wild ring-necked pheasants, which was collected by students for their senior projects, to create a virtual world that closely mimicked the birds’ actual habitats. I got the opportunity to show off my work at a Pheasants Forever banquet, the Iowa Academy of Science, and a student symposium in Wisconsin.

Breina Burgin

Breina BurginI never took a course that I did not like at UIU. My favorite chemistry courses would probably be Quantitative Analysis and Physical Chemistry II. I also really liked Advanced Organic Chemistry. My favorite math courses would be Differential Equations and History of Math. I am extremely thankful for the advice that all of the professors at UIU gave me, especially Dr. Olson and Dr. Nigel George, associate professor of mathematics and physics.