Engineering Sciences Major

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Accelerating Education in The Mast

Maker-space open to more than just students in engineering Photo by David Norris Students Trace Edmondson (left) and Ethan Ernest and work on the new CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine in the The Mast. By Emeline Gullixson (’21) – Bethany Magazine, Winter 2023 Engineering sciences is one of Bethany’s fastest growing programs, and with that…

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Jordan Poff (’19)

Bethany Major: Engineering Sciences Job: Truss Designer at Emmerich Wood Products, Andover, Minnesota What you do: While working here, I lay out where floor and roof trusses are needed in houses using a CAD software. After that, I go in and engineer the trusses to see if they work. If not, I have to make…

Student Daniel Halvorson smiling in physics lab

Daniel Halvorson

Alumnus Daniel Halvorson (2018) was interested in pursuing a career in an engineering field since he was young. During high school, he took a number of courses through Bethany’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program. He decided to enroll at Bethany full time when the engineering sciences program was added to Bethany’s academic offerings in 2016….

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Hai Trieu Phan

Hai Trieu Phan – Class of 2018 – Czech Republic – Major Engineering Sciences What you do: I am an English and Science teacher in Vietnam. How you want to make a difference: I want to inspire the next generation to become great people. I want them to dream big and reach for the stars. As…

Kristian Botten (2011)

Kristian Botten (’11)

After completing our program with a degree from Bethany and a civil engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, Kristian now works at Mathiowetz Construction Company as an estimator and engineer in training. WHAT YOU DO • • • I am responsible for many tasks. In the winter season my primary job is to help…

David Hicke

David Hicke (’10)

David, a 2010 Bethany graduate, works for Polaris Industries as an Off-Road Vehicle Systems Engineer in Wyoming, Minnesota. WHAT YOU DO • • • I am currently responsible for keeping the engines “cool” in our off road vehicles (ATV and side by side vehicles: Sportsman, Ranger, RZR, etc.) This includes designing a cooling system to…

Seth Hueckman (2007)

Seth Hueckman (’07)

After completing our program and earning degrees from Bethany and the University of Minnesota, Seth works at Barr Engineering Company, a consulting firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. WHAT YOU DO • • • I work for a consulting firm that provides a wide range of engineering services for a variety of clients. I have spent the…

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