University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of EngineeringSpring/Summer 2013
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Brandon Moser, ’01 CSCE, ’05 MBA, works with EF Johnson Technologies in Lincoln on the company’s engineering team that writes software for public safety radio. At the UNL Career Fair earlier this year, he recalled his initial connection with EF Johnson at the event in 1998; he then joined the firm as an intern and now recruits prospective team members. He reports that seven of EF Johnson’s 19 internship positions are now being filled by UNL students.

Toby Samuelson, ‘04 MAE, with Farris Engineering, and Rebecca Prendergast Cherney, ‘09 MAE (formerly with Farris, now with AES / Lincoln), worked on lighting for the University of Nebraska at Omaha Roskins Hall Project featured in the April issue of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s LD&A Magazine.

Andreas TorresAndres Torres, P.E., ‘05 MSCE, earned his MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in May 2013. He also received the “40 under 40 award” honoring entrepreneurs, executives and professional men and women of Greater Omaha, Council Bluffs and Sarpy County. With Valmont Industries since 2005, he manages a team of engineers and project administrators focused on design completion of projects in more than 25 countries, and has trained and worked in Valmont’s global facilities in China, India, France, Poland, and the U.S. He is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Without Borders and has conducted community service, including talks with local schools about civil engineering.

Sunita Gupta, ’06 CSCE, ’08 MS ELEC (and MBA), is a design certification engineer with Garmin in Olathe, Kan.


Paul Ridder, ’07 MECH, and Dustin Van Cleve, ’08 MECH, are product engineering managers with Intersystems in Omaha. Ridder works on enclosed belt conveyor systems used around the world. Van Cleve’s work includes bulk weighers and screeners.

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Jeremy Muehlbauer, ’08 CSCE, is a software engineer with Cerner Corp. in Kansas City, Mo., working on the company’s web services and cloud technologies, and most recently serving with its JAVA development team.

Hoppenrath photoBlaine Hoppenrath, ’11 IMSE, is a supervisor of Engineering Support with BNSF Railway Company at its Flagstaff, Ariz., office.

Adam Pillard, ’12 IMSE, Springdale, Ark., is a logistics engineer with JB Hunt. His work involves writing code for the company’s pricing software.

Sydney Schaaf, ’12 MECH, writes that she is working with Ford Motor Co., in Detroit on frontal and small offset rigid barrier crash safety development for the 2015 Ford Mustang.

First recipient of Suh scholarship announced golf photo

From left: Ndamukong Suh, Matthew Stier, Durham School Director Eddy Rojas and Engineering Dean Tim Wei.

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