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Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kayla Youngblood

Kayla Youngblood Major: Construction engineering, mechanical emphasis GPA: 3.59 Hometown: Jefferson, Iowa Career goal: To be a successful project manager for a construction company I am passionate about Clubs/activities: Sigma Kappa, Mechanical Contractors Association, Associated General Contractors, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Green Energy Challenge: Best Presenter Award, Cardinal Scholarship Favorite place on …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kayla Youngblood”

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jens Dancer

Jens Dancer Major: Civil engineering, environmental emphasis, and Spanish GPA: 3.69 Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa Career goal: I hope to one day own my own business Clubs/activities: Freshmen Leaders in Engineering, ISU Triathlon Club, Cyclone Aide, Cyclone Aide Advisor, Admissions Outreach Ambassadors Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Dean Farnsworth Scholarship in Civil Engineering, Asphalt Paving Association of …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jens Dancer”

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jaclyn Ralfs

Jaclyn Ralfs Major: Software Engineering Minor: General Business GPA: 3.86 Hometown: Durant, Iowa Career goal: Overall in my career, I want to be continually challenged and given opportunities to learn. The tech industry is constantly changing and I want a career that keeps up with the newest technologies and their capabilities! Clubs/activities: Alpha Gamma Delta, …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jaclyn Ralfs”

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Danielle Ufheil

Danielle Ufheil Major: Biological Systems Engineering, emphasis in Biorenewable Resources Minor: Spanish GPA: 3.59 Hometown: Lake Zurich, Illinois Career goal: My overall career goal is to be able to apply my passion for sustainability to the development of innovative methods for repurposing and mitigating organic wastes.  Clubs/activities: Engineers Without Borders, CoE Peer Mentor, Engineers for …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Danielle Ufheil”

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Courtney Smyth

Courtney Smyth Major: Mechanical engineering Minor: Biomedical engineering GPA: 4.0 Hometown: Solon, Iowa Career goal: Work in a clinic as a CPO (Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist) to help patients in regaining their mobility, as well as being a lecturer/faculty member for one of the prosthetics and orthotics master’s programs across the country. Clubs/activities: Honors Program Student Ambassador, …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Courtney Smyth”

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Charlotte Brandenburg

Charlotte Brandenburg Major: Materials engineering: emphasis in metals and polymers Minor: Mathematics and German GPA: 3.84 Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa Career goal: To be a materials researcher at NASA Clubs/activities: PrISUm Solar Car Team, Osteoceramics Research Lab, Teaching Assistant Awards/honors: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society Favorite place on campus: Lagomarcino courtyard in spring and …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Charlotte Brandenburg”

Faith, courage, service, true. With honor over all.

Matthew Letcher (’03 mech engr) was recently promoted to commander in the Navy and was struggling to find someone to swear him into office—it was scheduled for holiday weekend, and he hadn’t built connections out in his new home of Anacortes, Washington. Then it hit him—Letcher’s father in law, Spencer Stevens (’66 chem engr), was …Continue reading “Faith, courage, service, true. With honor over all.”