PrISUm in Australia: Jeremy Rurup

Team PrISU member Jeremy Rurup

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: Jeremy Rurup

Hometown: Titonka, Iowa

Year: Senior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

What did you choose to attend Iowa State?

Iowa State is a great engineering university and is close to home!

Career aspirations: Tough one. I like doing a variety of different things, but I would prefer to work in the automotive or aerospace industries.

Advice for aspiring engineering students: Be open to try different things. An engineering degree gives you a lot of options, and the only way to find out your passion is to step outside the box.

Role on Team PrISUm: Mechanical Lead

What are you looking forward to most about Australia?

Besides racing a car I spent countless hours working on, I am looking forward to experiencing life in a different country.