Profiles in Engineering
Major: Computer Engineering
In 2008, I graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. After graduation from the University of Evansville, I worked full-time for Magellan Integration, a low-voltage security company based in Evansville. In 2009, I moved to Saint Louis to pursue a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering at Washington University in Saint Louis. I received my Master's degree in 2010. Between 2012 and now, I have worked as an intern for NXP (former Freescale) in Austin, IBM Research Lab in Cambridge, MA, and Texas Instruments in Dallas. I received my PhD in Computer Engineering in 2017, and I am currently teaching as an adjunct lecturer at Southern Methodist University.
- Major: Civil Engineering with a Minor in Engineering Management
- Country: Vietnam
My UE experience was challenging, supportive, and transformative. The further I progress in my career as an engineer, the more I appreciate that experience. In terms of technical training, UE meets the gold standard set by the nationally recognized Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Being a graduate from an ABET-certified engineering program allowed me to later sit in for the Professional Engineering (PE) exam and obtain the highly-sought after PE license in 2016.
A major highlight from my UE experience was the support of the civil engineering faculty. Having been at a large public university with 23,400 students in total enrollment, I can testify that the availability of faculty members and their hands-on instructional methods to undergraduate students at UE are truly unique. While undergraduate students from other programs must settle with getting help from teaching assistants and lecturers, UE civil engineering students have all the attention of tenured and tenure-tracked faculty. Only students at institutions with smaller class sizes such as UE can afford that privilege.
Another aspect of the UE experience that cannot be overlooked is the Honors Program. Going through the program as an engineering major is challenging, because you are required to go above and beyond an already rigorous curriculum. However, I learned to appreciate the experience when I applied for graduate school and later became a PhD student. Graduate school centers around researching, publishing, and defending your work, a process that all Honors Program graduates from UE must go through. Having been published as an undergraduate student certainly boosted my confidence in conducting research at the graduate-level.
- Major: Mechanical Engineering
- Country: Ghana
As a sophomore mechanical engineering major, I have had the awesome opportunity to experience the University of Evansville for a whole year. In a few words, I can only describe this experience as fantastic and out of this world. Above all things, individual attention given to students is abundant. At the same time, opportunities available specifically for engineering students to partake in projects of their liking are vast.
Being at the University of Evansville has put me ahead of my mates anywhere else in the world. I have received world class lectures from great professors that pay particular attention to individual needs of students, ensuring the success of each and every single one of them. As engineering major, I have been in certain situations that required me to seek constant aid from my professors. To my surprise my professors were always there and willing to answer my questions no matter how many times I had come to them before. Also, with a really lively and welcoming campus like this one, anyone is sure to feel at home and comfortable enough to study.
I can boldly say that with UE as a stepping stone, your success in this world is assured.
- Major: Civil Engineering
- Country: Iraq
I have always wanted to be a successful and famous civil engineer. When I graduated high school, I was looking for the right place to pursue my dream. I was advised to consider UE because it has a very good engineering program that is competitive, well recognized, and full of activities, which was exactly what I was looking for. As far as the relationship between students and professors is concerned, I have never in my life experienced a better one. With classes of 20 to 30 students, the professors are always willing to help each student individually.
As an international student experiencing a whole new environment and culture, I was afraid I wasn’t going to fit in at Evansville. I was completely wrong. The University of Evansville is a small campus, yet very lively and eventful. On my very first day, I made a lot of friends, both Americans and internationals. I have only been here for eight months, and I have made friends from over 40 different countries. There are countless number of activities and clubs to join and there is always something to do. I have joined Venturing Crew (Outdoor Club), International Club, civil engineering projects, and soccer intramural league. I can't deny that I love it and can't get enough of it. With that being said, I am confident to say that the University of Evansville is the right place for me, and I have no doubt it will transform me into a great civil engineer.
- Major: Electrical Engineering
- Country: Uganda
UE has fulfilled all my college expectations and more, both academically and socially. It is a small and diverse campus, with a large population of international students. The classes are also small and the professor to student ratio is favorable. As an electrical engineering major and an international student, I needed extra help and guidance from my professors; I got all that and more. The professors were always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that I succeeded in all my classwork and projects. They always give student the highest priority despite their busy schedules.
With the help of the office of International Services, I felt very welcome within the first week of school. During my four years at UE, I joined various clubs, like the International student club and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) to name a few, that have positively enhanced my stay at the University of Evansville.
The University of Evansville's quality education and social programs, have aided me in becoming a professional that will thrive with the present competitive job market.