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Engineering students share plans for summer, careers

Below, UNL College of Engineering seniors report their future plans, and returning students share their summer opportunities.

Name
From
Major
Grad Year
Plans
Employer / Grad Program

Description

Greg Seib
Lincoln, NE
Civil Engineering
2009
Internship
Olsson Associates
I will be an intern on the traffic team at Olsson Associates.
Hoo Yau Leong
Malaysia
Electrical Engineer
2009
Research


Justin Green
Omaha, NE
Mechanical Engineering
2009
Internship
NASA Langley
I will be working on the Abort Flight Test - Flight Test Articles project. I will be assisting NASA engineers with identifying and testing the mass properties of the Orion Crew Module and its components.
Adam Breitbarth
Lincoln, NE
Electrical Engineering
2009
Job
The Boeing Company
I will be working in Huntsville, AL for Boeing and in conjunction with NASA on the Ares Project which will replace the Space Shuttle Program after its decommissioning. I am helping to develop the electronics ring used on the Upper Stage of the Ares I rocket.
Chad Neukirch
Beatrice, NE
Construction Management
2009
Job
Hensel Phelps Construction - Southeast Division
I will be starting my career with Hensel Phelps as a Field Engineer while working on an expansion on Eglin AFB that will become the new home of the Green Berets.
Eric Ohnoutka
Lincoln
Chemical Engineer
2009
Job
Archer Daniels Midland

Evan Luxon
Omaha
Mechanical Engineering
2009
Grad School
Johns Hopkins University - Bioengineering Innovation and Design
I'll be attending Johns Hopkins and pursuing a master's degree in a program focused on the development of medical devices.
John Parizek
Lincoln, NE
Civil Engineering
2009
Job
US Navy - Civil Engineering Corps
Following graduation I will be attending Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. I have committed to serving four years of active duty service in the Navy Civil Engineering Corps.
Kate Hinsley
Round Rock, TX
Chemical Engineering
2009
Job
ExxonMobil
I will be working in an oil refinery in Chalmette, LA as a chemical contact engineer.
Keith Rodenhausen
Papillion
Chemical Engineering
2009
Research
UNL
Combined Ph.D. program through the Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
Ryan Hulme
Cairo, NE
Agricultural Engineering
2009
Job
Orthman Mfg.
I will be working as a design engineer for the agricultural and industrial equipment department at Orthman Mfg.
Samantha Cumper
Papillion, NE
Mechanical Engineering
2009
Grad School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
I will be attending an MD/PhD Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine with the ultimate goal of working on reemerging and new infectious disease control.
Thomas Soucie
Upland, NE
Industrial Engineering
2009
Job
Becton, Dickinson and Company, a medical supplies company
I'll be starting as a manufacturing engineer in BD's Manufacturing Development Program (MDP) rotational program. I'll be starting my three-year rotation in San Jose, CA.
Trevor Eugene Downey
Lees Summit MO
Industrial
2009
Job
Fellowship of Catholic University Students
I will serve a two-year commitment on a college campus as campus missionary of the Catholic Church, training student leaders to live an authentic life and become the best-version-of-themselves.
Andrea Wilkerson
Wamego, KS
Architectural Engineering
2009
Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University
I will be pursuing my Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in lighting.
Geoffrey Deter
Red Oak, IA
Architectural Engineering
2009
Internship
Morrissey Engineering
I will continue my internship with Morrissey Engineering, where I work in the mechanical department, throughout the summer and subsequent school year while completing my Master's degree in Architectural Engineering.
James Devaney
Omaha, NE
Electronics Engineering
2009
Research

I will research Passive Solar Cooling and other solar technologies at the University of Nebraska's Solar Research Facility with Dr. Bing Chen of CEEN
John Bishop, Jr.
Omaha, NE
METC, Manufacturing Engineering Technology
2009
Start a business
Kalmar Industries
I have a concept for a consumer product that I am planning to develop after graduation.
John Tran
Fremont, NE
Architectural Engineering
2009
Research
UCARE
I will be conducting research this summer over the use of structural control devices known as zipper columns to improve seismic performance of structures.
Josh Eiden
Ashland, NE
Architectural Engineering
2009
Job
Alvine Engineering
I will be working as an electrical design engineer within a local MEP firm.
Matt Tomanek
Papillion, Ne
MAE
2009
Job
US Army Corps of Engineers
I will have a full-time position in the Protective Design Center where tasks will include blast load analyses and designs of structures to resist these loads.
Michael Fagan
Hampton, NE
Architectural Engineering
2009
Job
Specialized Engineering Solutions
I'll be starting full-time employment with Specialized Engineering Solutions as an Electrical Engineer. I'll be performing consultant and design work while ultimately pursuing my Professional Engineering License.
Ryan Skoug
Dubuque, IA
MAE/Acoustics
2009
Interviewing
Acoustical Consulting
I am interviewing for jobs in acoustical consulting.
Sean Denning
Omaha, NE
Architectural Engineering
2009
Job
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
I'll be working full time over the summer as a structural engineer in training, and I will return to school in the fall to pursue a Master's Degree in Architectural Engineering.
Shane Cherney
Papillion, NE
Architectural Engineering
2009
Job
Leo A Daly Company
I have been interning with LAD since December 2007 and will be taking 2 weeks off after graduation before starting full time. I will be an Engineering Intern (EI) pursuing both architectural engineering and fire-protection engineering professional licensure with emphasis in HVAC systems.
Steven C. Swanson
Omaha, NE
Architectural Engineering
2009
Job
Morrissey Engineering Inc.
Full-time position as Engineer In Training – Mechanical
Alex Martinez
Grand Island
Electrical Engineering
2009
Research
Dr. Eva Schubert
I will be doing research for Dr. Schubert in the area of thin film devices. I will be using ellipsometry equipment for analysis of different thin film depositions.
Erin Hammons
Weeping Water, NE
Mechanical Engineering
2009
Grad School
Space Management Program, International Space University in Strasbourg, France
ISU is a cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency. The Space Management program is designed to give students international experience and prepare them for upper-level aerospace industry management positions both here in the U.S. and abroad.
Jennifer Reisdorff Lincoln, NE Architectural Engineering 2009 Job Wright, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (Dallas, TX) I will be an Acoustical Designer which includes architectural acoustics, vibrational control, mechanical noise control, and aircraft noise exploration.
Andrew Haskins
Omaha, NE
Mechanical Engineering
2010
Internship
Boeing
I will be working with the Ground-based Missile Defense Program with a team of engineers. I will be learning a lot of lean manufacturing tactics and problem solving skills.
Eric Nickeson
Plattsmouth, NE
Construction Management
2010
Co-op
JE Dunn Construction
I will be working in Kansas City through the summer and fall semester for JE Dunn Construction.
John Coburn
Omaha, NE
Civil Engineering
2010
Internship
Mid-America Transportation Center
I will be working for Dr. Anuj Sharma and Union Pacific Railroad. My internship involves combining forecasted river gauge data from the National Weather Service and railroad GPS data from Union Pacific Railroad to create a system (using Google Earth) that will notify UP dispatchers whether trains should be rerouted due to future flooding on the railroad tracks.
Matt Rosno
Lincoln
Computer Engineering
2010
Internship
IBM
I will be at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA for the IBM Extreme Blue internship program.
Andrew Haskins
Omaha,NE
Mechanical Engineering
2010
Internship
Boeing
I will be working with the Ground-based Missile Defense Program with a team of engineers.I will be learning a lot of lean manufacturing tactics and problem solving skills.
Ashley Guinan
Blair
Electrical Engineering
2010
other
World Service Corps (Community of Christ)
I will be helping to set up AIDS orphan program in Zambia. I will be doing some research with current AIDS orphan programs, followed by some research of potential sites. We will then determine the site, start the program and help select its director.
Cassandra Vogel
Lincoln
Civil Engineering
2010
Internship
Design Data

Chris Reznicek
Bentonville, AR
Electrical Engineering
2010
Internship
Black & Veatch
I will be an intern in the Black & Veatch Water Leadership Intern Experience. This program is threefold including a leadership development aspect and researching/establishing a strategic proposal in addition to the internship experience. (For more info see http://bv.com/Downloads/Resources/Brochures/WLIE.pdf.) I will be in the electrical group within the Water Division.
Joe Jelden
Axtell
Construction Management
2010
Internship
JE Dunn Construction Company
This summer will be my third summer internship working for JE Dunn Construction Company. I will be in the estimating department doing take-offs and onscreen estimating. The previous summers I was under the project manager working on health care development.
Jonathan Markt
Omaha, NE
Civil Engineering
2010
Internship
Nebraska Department of Roads
I will be working as an intern for Nebraska Department of Roads in roadway design.
Josh Gardner
York, NE
Industrial Engineering
2010
Internship
P3 - Hamilton Sundstrand
I will do some environmental engineering this summer through Nebraska's P3 Program. I will go to York, NE and work with Hamilton Sundstrand working on reducing their waste. I will work on both water and solid waste reduction using both environmental and industrial engineering principles.
Kate Johnson
Omaha
Biological Systems Engineering
2010
Internship
ConAgra Foods
Sustainable Development Intern
Tom Dowse
Omaha, NE
Civil Engineering
2010
other
Thiele Geotech Inc.

Garrett Hummel
Omaha, NE
Civil Engineering
2010
Internship
Nebraska Department of Roads
I will be working with the Planning and Project Development division at the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR). My job will consist of project scoping, research, and analysis as well as creating alignment alternatives and cost estimates.
Jamie Tills
Fort Calhoun, NE
Architectural Engineering
2010
Internship
Flack+Kurtz

Travis Schafer
Crete, NE
Architectural Engineering
2010
Internship
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
This summer, I will be working for Wiss, Janney, Elstner (WJE). WJE is a forensics engineering firm specialized in the evaluation and restoration of structures. I will be assisting with numerous projects of the Denver office.
Andrew Kelley
Lincoln, NE
Mechanical Engineering
2010
Internship
NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
My internship description is in V5 Virtual Environment Support for Constellation 606E/F Ground Operations. Tasks will include 3D scanning and modeling relating to the Orion crew exploration vehicle and other Constellation hardware.
Joseph Bartels
Wauneta, NE
Mechanical Engineering
2010
Internship
Nebraska Public Power District

Eric Ritter
Elkhorn, NE
Mechanical Engineering
2011
Internship
Kiewit Mining Group
I will be working at a coal mine in Wyoming. The area that I will be working in is the maintenance planning for the heavy equipment.
David Bramhall
Omaha, NE
EE
2011
Internship
Burns & McDonnell
I will be an electrical engineering intern in the Substation Department of Burns & McDonnell's Transmission and Distribution Group.
Karri Huismann
Omaha, NE
Computer Engineering
2011
Internship
Mutual of Omaha
IT internship
Trever Tomes
Omaha
Industrial Engineering
2011
Internship
Stanley Senior Technologies
I applied and got hired at Stanley Senior Technologies as their Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Engineering Intern. My main responsibility is to verify that the correct amount and model of product was shipped to us. After this has been confirmed, I electronically/mechanically test a lot sample to assure that our standards are being met.
Xiangcong Mao
Zibo, China
Biological Systems Engineering
2012
Research

After I graduate, I really want to find a job to apply what I've already learned during my university experience. Furthermore, I want to do research and further study.
Wade Hunt
Sterling, NE
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
2012
Research

I intend to focus my course of study in the field of alternative energy. I intend to follow my goal of lifelong learning by pursuing a doctoral degree, culminating in a professorship.
For more information about professional development for Nebraska Engineering students, contact the college's Professional Services Coordinator at (402) 472-7073 or lbear1@unl.edu.