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Hannah Winner

Hannah Winner

Civil Engineering

Redmond, Washington

h_w_inner@live.com

My experience at MSU has been incredibly positive and shaped my career interests. Since coming to campus, I jumped straight into Army ROTC, Engineers Without Borders and intramural sports to meet new people. Within these endeavors I found a great group of friends and learned how I can use my engineering degree in various ways post graduation. I was fortunate enough to travel to Kenya twice with EWB@MSU and see how much of an impact we can have across the world (Kenya) even as students. These extracurriculars have helped me as much as my academic classes in learning what I want to pursue and opening up connections to faculty/jobs. That being said, I have enjoyed learning all about the various fields of civil engineering and am planning on pursuing a structural focus. I had an internship this last summer withHensell Phelps Construction and learned a lot about the closeout of a project from the construction management side.

MSU has challenged me in ways I could not have anticipated when I made the decision to come here but I know that I will be prepared to take on the world when I graduate. I have made lifelong friends in my engineering study groups (which are lifesavers) and club involvement as a result of being as involved as possible.

When I get some time away from schoolwork I like to go hiking, cook, snowboard and catch up with friends. I also spend some of my free time getting involved at MSU. I have participated in 9 intramural sports (outdoor and indoor soccer,dodgeballl and basketball), have been the President and longtime member of Engineers Without Borders at MSU, and am a member of the Army ROTC program on campus. Finding positive extracurriculars with others who share my passions has really enhanced my time at MSU while keeping me busy!

Isabelle Cuthbertson

Isabelle Cuthbertson

Chemical Engineering

isabelle.cuthbertson@gmail.com
 My experience at MSU has been absolutely amazing. I have met some of the best people by venturing outside my comfort zone and signing up for activities on a whim. Freshman year I joined RhapsodyAcapellaa, became a member of the Society of Women Engineers, and mentored gifted elementary school students through the Honors College. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to get hands on experience working in a lab on campus for a year, become more involved in MSU’s Service Saturday program, and study abroad in Berlin for a summer. MSU has allowed me space to explore and learn things I never expected to, and I can’t wait to share some of those things with underclassmen.

 My precious few hours not spent with a textbook consist of making art, singing, playing piano, hanging out with friends, or reading!

Jacob Lackner

Jacob Lackner

Mechanical Engineering

 

jacoblackner1@gmail.com

My experience at MSU has been fantastic. I have been continually surprised with what the campus has to offer and have never looked back on my decision to attend this university. I have received some great opportunities involving clubs and internships that have been made possible through MSU, and have only made me realize how proud I am to be a student here. I have found my time at MSU to be very flexible and even pushed me to expand my opportunities outside of the classroom. My professors andadvisorss have been very supportive when it comes to taking new opportunities that will allow me to expand my potential career options.

Despite the continued growth and popularity of MSU, the importance of individual help targeted towards students has not changed. The amount of resources that are available to students is astounding and are second to none. This aspect has allowed me to get where I am today and I am very thankful for the opportunities that I have been given here.

When I am not studying, I enjoy spending time with friends, watching movies, biking, hiking, and playing basketball. Even though studying for courses takes up a large portion of my time, I find it important to get outside and have fun.

Kathryn Akmal

Kathryn Akmal

Mechanical Engineering

kathryn.akmal@student.montana.edu
Transferring to MSU in my junior year was a bit jarring at first–it was a huge change from my previous university. I had a rough time when I was first adapting to the differences, but my professors were super helpful and understanding, and that made the process much easier. I’ve come to really love the laid-back, supportive environment here and the opportunity to do so many cool things. I’ve gotten to volunteer at outreach events, join our chapters of the Society of Women Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and even do undergraduate research in biomechanics.

In my free time, I can be found reading massive quantities of scifii/fantasy, running, cross-country skiing (I love the trails up at Hyalite), or trying to build things (none of which have worked…yet).

Max Kirshenblatt

Max Kirshenblatt

Construction Engineering Technology

mjkirsh@gmail.com

My experience here at MSU has been amazing. Although engineering can be very challenging at times, it is also very rewarding. TheNACOEE has allowed me to meet so many amazing friends and professors who challenge me to be my best everyday. MSU is a very tight-knit community that allows everyone to feel welcome. No matter what your interests or hobbies are there will always be people who share the same passion.

When I'm not studying I spend most of my time outside. In the winter I love to ski, so I spend as much time as possible at Bridger Bowl. When there isn't snow on the ground I'm either riding my bike, hitting the links, or shooting some hoops with my buddies.

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Toni Wearmouth

Environmental Engineering

wearmoutha@gmail.com

My experience at MSU has been amazing. My life as a student here has been centred around a balance of my classes and my athletics schedule on the MSU ski team. Engineering has been tough! But with the help of the awesome professors and all of the campus resources, I have had the most amazing time here. I believe that the people at MSU make this school what it is and no matter who you are, this school has something and someone for you!

When I'm not studying, you could find me either skiing, mountain biking, or doing anything else outside with my friends.

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Kate Berg

Mechanical Engineering

knberg01@gmail.com

My experience at MSU has been fantastic so far. I've gotten to be involved in so many things here and found encouraging communities through all of them. Honors College excursions, research as a freshman in the Space Science and Engineering Lab, joining the sport rocketry club, adding an Aerospace minor, and acting on the Women in Engineering Advisory Board have all shaped my time here in ways I could never have imagined. All of my experiences here launched me into industry internships after my Sophomore and Junior years, where I was able to apply my class knowledge and learn about the professional world. I knew I was interested in rockets, but my time here has set me up to turn those dreams into reality. All in all I am so grateful for the wonderful experience I have had here at MSU. I've learned so much, challenged myself, and found a great community of students and faculty to support me! 

Growing up near Boulder, CO gave me a love of everything outdoors, so when I'm not studying you can usually find me in the mountains. Most warm weekends I am out exploring a new hiking trail in the area, and when the snow flies I spend my free time out on the slopes at Bridger. I'll also never pass up a cozy day home with a good book, or a game night in with friends!

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Megan Oaklief

Mechanical Engineering Tech

mbkmegan@gmail.com

I would describe my experience at MSU as an adventurous growth to become the student and person and I am today. As with any challenge, being a student at MSU was difficult and almost agonizing at times, but the benefits always outweighed the costs.

When I am not studying, I am spending my time enjoying the outdoors with hiking, biking, skiing, or hammocking. When inside, I love to sleep, read a variety of books (mainly historical fiction novels) and play flute with various music groups around campus.

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Paige Thomas

Chemical Engineering

paige.thomas@me.com

Absolutely amazing.  Everyone is so open and legitimately wants you to succeed.  I have never met an unfriendly student or staff member.

I love to hike with my roommates and we have recently gotten into painting.