Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR
Oregon Tech has a great mix of academic rigor and hands on learning. Class sizes are just right, so I never have felt lost in a crowd of students.
The faculty are top notch and very approachable. Mechanical engineering gives me a broad foundation, allowing me opportunities to explore my interests.
As a non-traditional student with a spouse and kids, I find that school, work and family keep me extremely busy. When I have extra time, I enjoy hiking with my family, playing violin with the Klamath Symphony and working in my church’s community garden.
I want to contribute my talents, solving problems to make life better for real people. Two fields which capture my imagination are renewable energy and material science. I would also like to teach college.
Know and understand your personal learning styles. For me, it’s very important to attend every lecture and lab if possible, because I learn from those settings much more than reading textbooks.
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