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Paige Riley

Paige RIley

Paige is from Mansfield, TX near the DFW metroplex. Her father is an autodidact when it comes to coding and software engineering and his switch from a career in ministries to one as a successful software engineer made quite an impression on young Paige who used to watch him code. In high school she joined the Computer Applications Team and participated in the University Interscholastic League where she won the district and regional competition.

A National Merit Scholarship recipient, Paige joined the University of Oklahoma as an Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering student until she made the hard-found realization that she does not like planes. She then switched to Meteorology where she was required to take CS 1313: Programming for Non-Majors and fell in love with Computer Science. She is now part of the Computer Science Accelerated Degree Program (a combined B.S./M.S. for academically successful students) with a Math Minor.

Paige enjoys how challenging Computer Science can be. She enjoys participating in research and has worked as a member of Dr. Hougen’s REAL Lab research group. One of her favorite classes was CS 2613: Computer Organization where she got to learn about the multiple aspects of a computer. She is now working on a capstone project developing an IOS/Android mobile application for ONE Gas and is very excited that her work will be used in the industry.

Paige is the President of Tau Beta Pi (the Engineering Honor Society). She is also on the President’s Honor Roll, the Dean’s Honor Roll and the recipient of a College of Engineering scholarship.

Paige enjoys working for her father’s start-up. She also has had two internships since joining the program; one was with the OU Health Science Center working on programming and quality assurance and one was with Love’s working on software and database security. She has not yet decided what she would like to do after completing her M.S. but she wants to keep a door open to a Ph.D. and possibly a career in academia.

Previously Paige played the trumpet in the Pride of Oklahoma and is still involved in Tau Beta Sigma (the band service sorority). She also enjoys singing in choir, knitting, and baking.