Casey Coulson

Casey Coulson

Alumnus, Class of 2014
Major(s): Renewable Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Hometown: La Quinta, CA

Why did you choose Oregon Tech?

I chose Oregon tech because of the Renewable Energy program that it offered. It was the only school in the nation to offer an engineering degree program in this upcoming field of study. I have chosen to stay at Oregon tech because of the people at this school. It’s really hard to leave a school that offers very high hire rates with an average class size of 15 students.

What do you like best about your major?

The best part of my major has to be its versatility. The renewable program offers its students a field of study that ranges from chemistry to mechanical as well as electrical practices. Having such a diverse background in so many different engineering practices, the program really prepares its students for the challenges facing new renewable technology.

What would be your dream job in your major?

My dream job would be to work very closely in the upcoming “smart grid” and power distribution field. I would like to work on/with this new technology because of its practical nature. Power distribution is fundamental in this new engineering field which is why I feel it is so important.

What’s your favorite thing to do off campus?

Even though there is little time to do so, I do enjoy volunteering around the community. As a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, I am able to apply my efforts to the community with my Brothers. Over the past four years I have been able to join them volunteer for the March of Dimes, in the cleaning the “O” hill, in the cleaning the 97 highway, and for the Harlem Ambassadors.

What’s your most memorable moment on campus?

My most favorite moment of this campus has to be when a few friends and I set out to find a gnome that was hidden by the bookstore. Over the course of the term, the gnome was sought after for many hours, hours usually spent doing nothing. The most memorable part of this for me was the large amount of fun had over something that no one else cared about. Justin, if you’re reading this then this is for you: “There is no safe place on this campus for the gnome, not one spot!”