When Brian Lapcewich enrolled at Iowa State in 2005 as an undeclared engineering major, he didn’t know his passion for engineering would lead him to a career where an ordinary day at the office would mean standing atop an 80-meter high wind turbine.
As a junior in high school, Lapcewich toured the campus and fell in love with the classes and the program. “I ended the day feeling like I wasn’t going to be just a number, that I could thrive and succeed,” he says. From the beginning, he leaned toward mechanical engineering, and it only took one semester to declare. He says he never looked back.