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PrISUm at ASC ’18: Bryan Kalkhoff

This is part of a series featuring students from Team PrISUm who are competing in the 2018 Formula Sun Grand Prix (July 10-12) and American Solar Challenge (July 14-22). This year’s race follows portions of the Oregon Trail, beginning in Omaha, Nebraska and finishing in Bend, Oregon.

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Name: Bryan Kalkhoff

Hometown: North Liberty, Iowa

Year: Sophmore

Major: Computer Engineering

Role on PrISUm: Electrical Member

Career aspirations: I would love to work at Apple or somewhere else out west

Your favorite part of being on Team PrISUm?
Learning little techniques from upperclassman. Like how to make some code work more reliable or how to reduce noise on a circuit board.

What advice would you have for a student interested in joining PrISUm?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and get involved in a project. Even if you do some little things (like look over someone’s code or do some soldering) you’re learning something.