Summer internship keeps Mohler connected to baseball and engineering

Summer internship keeps Mohler connected to baseball and engineering

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Jacob Mohler, a senior in civil and environmental engineering, is a summer intern with Kiewit and a pitcher on the University of Nebraska Omaha baseball team.
Jacob Mohler, a senior in civil and environmental engineering, is a summer intern with Kiewit and a pitcher on the University of Nebraska Omaha baseball team.

With a fastball that can reach 96 mph, Jacob Mohler could have pursued a career in professional baseball this summer.

Instead, the senior in civil and environmental engineering and a pitcher for the University of Nebraska Omaha baseball team, opted for an internship with Kiewit that has him back in the game as part of the crew working on the construction of the Mavericks' new $23.5 million baseball and softball complex.

"It's going to be surreal," Mohler told the Omaha World-Herald, wearing his yellow hardhat amid the dirt, mud and concrete of the complex site just west of Baxter Arena. "As (the view) opened up, I could see all the fans here opening day. It's something I can't pass up."

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering offers six majors and additional pre-engineering programs in Omaha on UNO's Scott Campus, and those engineering students attend both universities.





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