Engineer Profiles, October 2012

The Athletics department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) recently profiled Kelsey A. Knoche, MO D 2013, and her participation at this year’s Tau Beta Pi Convention in Kentucky. Kelsey is currently the TBP chapter president at MO Delta, a varsity member of the UMKC volleyball team, and a mentor to freshmen in the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering. Read the news article

As a senior majoring in electrical engineering, she looks forward to joining the workforce. “Engineering majors are consistently top on the lists for highest job placement and most lucrative college degrees,” said Knoche.

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Last week, Chevron hosted a job fair in Santa Monica, CA, looking to “hire several types of engineers for the Bakersfield (CA) site where the company operates three major crude oil fields.” The job fair had a unique format, “in which Chevron employees met with candidates in a series of face-to-face interviews.”

“This type of format is better for people coming from a different field,” said James Yenbamroong, CA E 2007, who attended the job fair. “I think my resume alone won’t back me up, and I’d rather it be in person.” Yenbamroong has a degree in aerospace engineering and currently works for a defense contractor. Read the full article from the Ventura County Star

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The hobby of a retired engineer in Ohio was the topic for a recent article in the Urbana Daily Citizen (OH). Chuck Balmer, OH Q ’68, retired in 2006 after starting his own electronic systems business and can now focus full-time on his hobby of building and restoring scale-model locomotives.

Balmer and his son, Jim, are both electrical engineering graduates of the University of Dayton. They are now working together on a 1941 Allegheny model locomotive. Click here to read the article

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