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Kai Gayle

Kai Gayle

Electrical Engineering

kkggayle1243@gmail.com

My experience at MSU has been so exciting. I currently participate in boxing club and I'm on the Motor Sports Team. I get to put my class knowledge to use when building cars for Motor Sports and I get to exercise my body and take a break from school in boxing club! I decided my freshman year that I wanted to make lots of new friends, so I went through sorority recruitment and I've met the amazing people I call my best friends through sorority life. MSU has taught me about resilience through my academic career as engineering is a tough subject to learn. I enjoy going to the library study rooms with friends for a quiet place to work where we can also talk about our struggles and successes with whatever we are working on. 

When I'm done studying, I like to snowboard, make cosplay, and go to Bozeman hot springs with my friends!

Orrin Clark

Orrin Clark

Industrial Engineering

orrin.1298@gmail.com
Matthew Netly

Matthew Netly

Mechanical Engineering
mattnetley30@icloud.com
My experience at MSU has been amazing. I absolutely love engineering and have enjoyed everything I have learned thus far. My professors and other resources at MSU have been extremely helpful in allowing me to reach my full potential in my courses. Going to school here has also pushed me to become involved in club/groups outside the classroom, which I something I wasn't very interested in prior to college. MSU has also done an excellent job preparing me for life after college and given me all the tools I need to have a successful career in the future.

Although I spend much of my time studying, I like to spend my free time outside, enjoying everything Montana has to offer. My favorite activities consist of hunting, fishing, snowboarding, and hiking. I love the outdoors and am very lucky to live in a place with so many opportunities to take advantage of.

Hanna Nyquist

Hanna Nyquist

Biomedical Engineering

hannanyquist@hotmail.com

My experience at MSU has been great so far.  I have spent a lot of my time here trying to balance my academic work with being a student athlete on the MSU alpine team, while simultaneously participating in all the extracurricular opportunities that I find interesting!  Since starting here, I have participated in women in engineering events, worked a bit as a tutor, joined an intermural soccer team, and this year began working in a lab.  I am also fulfilling pre-med requirements, so finding balance in a busy schedule is a great skill that I have learned over my past few years at MSU.  I absolutely love all of the relationships that I have formed throughout my time here and am excited to share some of my experiences with other engineering students!

When I’m not studying, you can find me skiing, mountain biking, playing guitar, climbing, or hanging out outside with friends!

Ciara Hellmann

Ciara Hellmann

Civil Engineering

ciaralot@gmail.com

I am currently in my second year in the civil engineering program. I have loved my engineering courses, so far and look forward to my last two years. Since starting bc college, I have been getting involved with the community through different clubs and student organizations such as SII, SWE, WIE, and Nordic skiing club. 

When I’m not studying I’m hiking, biking, skiing, or hanging out with friends. 

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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.

Cody Berge

Cody Berge

Civil Engineering

codyberge1999@gmail.com

I would describe my experience as incredible. In my 4 years here, I have experienced many ups and downs but I would say my experience has been fantastic. Coming into MSU, I was scared to be here. I didn't know anyone and I didn't think I would be good enough to get through my degree. Through the community at MSU, my professors, and new friends, I was able to overcome that thinking and succeed. I've had so many incredible experiences, from concerts at the Elm, to MSU football games, it's been amazing. I've met so many diverse and interesting people that I could have never imagined meeting 4 years ago. I've also had to learn how to overcome adversity, from hard engineering classes to the struggle of going to school during COVID. These experiences have shaped me into the person I am today, and when I look back, I wouldn't have it any other way. 

When I'm not studying, I usually work, hangout with friends, and explore my hobbies. I always have to be doing something, whether it work, school, or hobbies. While at MSU, I've discovered that I love climbing and mountaineering. Pushing myself with novel outdoor challenges excites me and that's usually what I try to do. If I can't make it outside, I usually will end up working out at Spire or the North Dome, lifting or playing some sort of sport. Of course, I also love to hangout with my friends. Whether it's watching a football game or skiing at Bridger, I always try to incorporate meeting new people or hanging out with my friends into every activity I do. I try my hardest to take advantage of every opportunity present in Bozeman and I have discovered many new passions that I never knew I had.

Elijah Wray

Elijah Wray

Biomedical Engineering

ewray305@gmail.com

MSU has been a great way for me to explore all of the possibilities for engineers. It has been a nurturing environment where I can explore research, different topics, and different recreational activities. MSU has shown me what my passions are and helped show me what I could do with them.

I enjoy rock climbing and hitting the gym. I also watch various TV shows (such as Bob’s Burgers) and play different video games (such as Breath of the Wild).

Krista Andersen

Krista Andersen

Industrial Engineering
kikiando15@gmail.com

My time at MSU has been full of many unforgettable adventures. The education I have earned here will carry me through life and the people I have met here will be a part of my life for a long time. Though engineering is very challenging, my peers and professors at MSU have brought a lot of light into my world.

In my free time I really enjoy getting outside whether it is skiing or hiking. But, I also love to cozy up inside with a good book or movie and a nice hot cup of coffee.
 
Ryan Ericksen

Ryan Ericksen

Civil Engineering
rericksen2128@gmail.com

It has been a great experience so far! The professors and student groups on campus are amazing. They have helped me learn so much and facilitated so much professional development. I feel extremely prepared for my career and life after graduation. 

When I'm not studying, I am either hiking, biking, camping, reading, fishing, watching a sporting event (most likely baseball), or drinking a beer at a brewery. Bozeman is a great place to get out to explore!

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Will Livernois 

Industrial Engineering
Willlivernois07@gmail.com

I love it here. The faculty and student body are extremely nice and hardworking. Also I have learned a lot from all of my courses that I know will be extremely beneficial in my future. 

Ski, mountain bike, hike and workout. 
Caleb Gardner

Caleb Gardner

Industrial Engineering
calebtgardner@hotmail.com
Varies a lot by the season, but I play competitive video games for a school club, I love to hike and travel or just spending time with my girlfriend, friends, or family.
Caleb Thompson

Caleb Thompson

Mechanical Engineering

Cacob2001@gmail.com

I would describe my experience at MSU to be positive, inspiring, and educational. I, luckily, have been well connected with friends I have made who make the whole experience much more enjoyable. Despite the long grueling nights studying, my support system has made it enjoyable.

When not studying, I enjoy playing card games, board games, and video games. I enjoy exploring the outdoors on skis during the winter and on foot during the summer. I love spending time at lakes and boating during the summer as well.
Fiona Powers

Fiona Powers

Mechanical Engineering 

fpowers34@gmail.com

I’ve had an exciting and fulfilling experience at MSU! Although Bozeman is not a huge leap from my hometown Helena MT, I have found the energy and diversity of a large school such as MSU to be encouraging and engaging. I found, and greatly appreciated, the support and opportunities in college of engineering specifically. MSU’s extensive career readiness events, tutoring opportunities, and support programs for the students continues to grow every year with the needs of the student population.

My most fulfilling memories as an engineer at MSU have been my studying abroad experience. As an engineer with a busy career path, MSU’s wide range of international opportunities was supportive and helped me incorporate my goals and ambition outside of engineering. MSU’s study abroad programs have also encouraged me to add a second major in Hispanic Studies, and one of my favorite classes has been tutoring English learner students.

You can find me at the ski hill or on the river when I’m not studying! I fill my summers by traveling, playing tennis, reading, mountain biking, or backpacking when I’m not at MSU. In my free time I enjoy extracurricular activities such intramural sports, robotics, and language clubs.

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Chloe Woodall

Biological Engineering

Chloewoodall@yahoo.com

Amazing!! I love it here!! 

Ski, hike, cycle at zephyr, cook, watch the bachelor 
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Bryce Weber

Mechanical Engineering

Weber.t.bryce@gmail.com

I’ve had an incredible experience at MSU thus far, I have made so many lasting memories and learned so much. 

Skiing, climbing, hiking, fishing, being outside with friends and family 

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Logan Schmidt

Chemical Engineering

Logan.schmidt2@student.Montana.edu

Very beneficial. I am learning a lot and enjoying the wide array of community and class options. 

Playing video games, playing guitar, working out, studying, drawing, writing poetry, cooking. 

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Isabelle Melmer

Environmental Engineering

isabelle.melmer@gmail.com

I have had a good experience with my studies at MSU. I found support through the resources MSU provides for students which encouraged me to pursue engineering. The time I have spent at MSU has made me feel supported and seen. 

I enjoy being outside like anyone else in Bozeman. I love trail running and climbing. I really enjoy cooking food as well. I value spending time with my friends and reading. 

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Joshua Bowen

Computer Science

joshbowen2022@gmail.com

I have had a positive experience at MSU. I have gotten great advice from Sharlyn and had some enlightening conversations with CS faculty members about courses, research and career paths. Hopefully I can help other students also enjoy their time at MSU too!

I like to read and I work outside of school. 

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Racquel Bowen

Computer Science

racquelbowen2022@gmail.com

I would say my experience here at MSU has been a lot of hard work and a lot of it has paid off so far. I’ve enjoyed all the coding classes I’ve taken so far and I’m looking forward to being challenged with more CSCI classes.

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Emma Veldhuis

Computer Science

emmaveldhuis2020@gmail.com

So far, I've had an amazing experience at MSU! I am from Eagan, Minnesota and was drawn to come to MSU for the opportunity to adventure! I lived in the dorms during fall 2020 and have been living in the Chi Omega house close to campus since! I have experience using the writing center, computer science help center, smarty cats, and am currently in the process of getting ready to study abroad in spring of 2023! I also work in the dean of students office and have been able to make great connections through this position. 

I am currently serving as the president of Chi Omega here at MSU! Because of the large time commitment with this position, I am not actively involved in many other clubs on campus. Outside of the MSU community, I love to ski and hike in my free time! This past summer I had a software engineering internship in downtown Minneapolis and I would love to share my experience in this position as well!