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Engineering students share plans for summer, careers

UNL College of Engineering students note their activities for summer and beyond. Best wishes to all from Nebraska Engineering!

Name
Major
Grad Year
Plans

Sydney Schaaf

MME

2012

Rotational Program within Ford Motor Company's Body Engineering Department

Haley Hatter

BSE

2012

I will be moving to Madison, Wis. in June to work at Epic Systems Corporation. At Epic I will be in Technical Services. I am excited about this experience, but I am also hoping to go to graduate school once I decide what area of study to pursue.

Maria Lopez

MME

2012

I have accepted a full-time engineering position with the world's largest food manufacturer, Nestle in their Purina PetCare division. I will be participating in a engineering management trainee program at their Crete, Nebraska location starting in June after graduation. I will be at this location for 18-24 months during my training and then I will be relocated to another Nestle Purina location, depending on my preference and the needs of the Company. In the future I may get into the machine design department of the company, but I'm waiting to see what I really love the most in the workforce. I'm super excited for this opportunity and determined to learn as much as I can for as long as I can with a company that I see myself being loyal to for years to come.

Gabriel Ayala

ELEC

2012

I will attend Texas A&M University in the Fall of 2012 and pursue a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Communication and Controls. I will then look forward to continue working at Texas Instruments as an Applications Engineer.

Mitchell Marotz

CIVE

2012

Civil Engineer in the Design Engineering Department at Cooper Nuclear Station

Elliot Shanahan

CHME

2012

I will be working for ExxonMobil Chemical in Beaumont, Texas as a process engineer.

Ammar A. Ashour

CHME

2012

Working with Aramco plus getting my masters

Derek Shafer

BSE

2012

I plan on going to medical school in the near future, at a yet undetermined location

Cesar Gonzalo Davila Novoa

IMSE

2012

I will be working at Baldwin Filters Headquarters in Kearney, Nebraska.

Sarah McClure

BSEN

2012

Assistant Civil Engineer at Burns and McDonnell in Chicago, IL.

Catheryn Amenta

BSEN

2012

I will be a Project Manager for Epic Systems in Madison, Wisconsin starting in June.

Long Nguyen

MME

2012

Our team is preparing the UNL Formula SAE entry for racing in Lincoln this June. 

Jessica Duff

CHME

2012

Working at Archer Daniels Midland as a production engineer in Cedar Rapids, Ia.

Brock Weeldreyer

CHME

2012

Return to Sioux Falls to work as a process engineer for POET

David McClintock

CIVE

2012

Work as an Engineering Intern with Iteris, Inc. at its Troy, Mich. office

Zach Connell

MME

2012

Attending the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign to pursue a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

Mahdi Alhajji

CHME

2012

Grad school at Louisiana State University, obtain a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering, then return home and serve my country

Lindsay Stoll

IMSE

2012

Starting with BNSF Railway as an Operations Management Trainee in Kansas City, Mo.

Eli Kaldahl

CM

2012

Working full time for J.E. Dunn Construction on a project in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Kenneth Parkison

CHME

2012

Pursuing employment and a graduate degree

Erica Ahlschwede

CHME

2012

Working for Gyrodata in Houston, Tex. as a Field Engineer

Aaron Galley

CM

2012

Accepted Operations Specialist position with Gavilon in Omaha

Elizabeth Hungerford

BSE

2012

Attending UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln, starting this fall

Paul Franco ELEC 2012 Working at Texas Instruments
Dustin Feller ELEC 2012 Beginning grad school at UNL, where I received a fellowship and a teaching assistant position studying under Dr. Khalid Sayood
Danielle Smith BSE 2012 Attending graduate school at Michigan State University to major in Food Engineering
Dongpu Jin CSE 2012 Continuing my master's in computer science education at UNL
Shaun Jones CM 2012 I will continue to work full-time with Kiewit Building Group based in their Lincoln office. My duties will include, but are not limited to, project estimating and project management.
Noel Velazquez ELEC 2012 I have accepted a position with Progress Rail Services in their Signal Engineering division at Omaha.
Abby Kelly BSE 2012 With a National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship, I will begin my master’s degree in August with Dr. Angela Pannier in UNL Biological Systems Engineering, to research inter-cellular trafficking of non-viral gene delivery vectors via coherent antistokes Raman spectroscopy.
Anna Horst MME 2012 Moving to St. Joseph, Mo. where I will work as an Associate Engineer at Altec Industries, Inc.
Jaime Michelsen IMSE 2012 I will start in June 2012 at Becton Dickinson in Columbus, Neb. as a Lean Leader within the Manufacturing Development Program.
Nate Otten MME 2012 Pursuing my Ph.D. in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University
James Kraus CM 2012 Going to work for Quest Civil Construction in Phoenix, Ariz.
Matthew Bowar CHME 2012 My future plans are to work in the Process and Industrial division at Burns & McDonnell, an engineering consulting company in Kansas City, Mo.
Nicholas Briganti ELEC 2012 Working as Assistant Electrical Engineer at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Mo.
Brandon Riehl MME 2012 Pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering at UNL
Bill Poppe MME 2012

After getting married at the end of May, I'll be with Gyrodata Inc. in Cypress, Tex., as a field engineer working towards my P.E.

Matthew Melcher MME 2012 I am going to be a FOCUS missionary for the next two years. I'm not sure what comes after that!
Daniel Jones CIVE 2012 I plan on attending graduate school at the University of Nebraska Lincoln pursuing a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering.
Michael Gotrik CHME 2012 I will be attending the University of California - Santa Barbara in fall to obtain a PhD. in Materials Science.  There, I will be working in the labs of Drs. Tom Soh and Craig Hawker on the topics of directed evolution of functional molecules, microfluidics, and polymer chemistry.
Michael Olsen CIVE 2012 I have a job as a Geotechnical Engineer at M.C. Schaff and Associates.
Kurtis Charling AGEN 2012

Working for Valmont Industries in Omaha, NE as an Engineering Technician

Christopher Chikos CIVE 2012 Working with HGM Associates, Inc.
Matthew Goecke CM 2012 Working with Kiewit Engineering Co.
Luke Ritz ARCH 2012 U.S. Army
Andric Hofrichter CIVE 2012 Attending Auburn University for a M.S. in Civil Engineering
Adam Sevenker CIVE 2012 I will attend graduate school through UNL in Omaha for Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structures.
Jordan Bartels CONE 2012 Working for Kiewit Engineering Co.
Andrew Hricovec  CM 2012 I will be working for Kiewit Infrastructure Southeast.
Jacob Benes CONE 2012 I will be working for the Waldinger Corp. as a project engineer.
John Matson CEEN 2012 Working for Apple, Inc.
Andrew Fanciullo CIVE 2012 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District

 

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