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PrISUm in Australia: Nathan Coonrod

Team PrISUm member Nathan Coonrad

This is part of a 15-part series featuring students from Team PrISUm who are competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia. For updates throughout the race follow PrISUm on Facebook and Twitter.

Name: Nathan Coonrod

Hometown: Norwalk, Iowa

Year: Senior

Major: Electrical Engineering

What did you choose to attend Iowa State?

I chose to attend Iowa State due to the success of the ISU College of Engineering and also the opportunity to get a quality and affordable education close to my hometown.

Career aspirations: Digital Hardware Design

Advice for aspiring engineering students: Get hands on with projects and internships to tell if you truly are passionate about the field you’re in.

Role on Team PrISUm: Electrical Lead for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 

What are you looking forward to most about Australia?

I’m looking forward to collaborating with engineering students from around the world and to camp in the Australian Outback.