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COT succes stories 2017-2018

Celebrating College of Technology Student Successes

MET students honored by state ASME organization

(April 2018) Two mechanical engineering technology students, Nick Reth, junior, and Phillip Williams, senior, were selected as this year’s Outstanding ASME Student Members by the state organization of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Indiana Section (ASME). The selection was based on their significant contributions to ASME and their community through their leadership involving professional development such as industry plant tours and work associated with Caterpillar, Toyota, and Cummins. Both students also contributed significantly work with Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Riley Hospital for Children, as well as several other community based initiatives. Nick has currently accepted an Manufacturing Engineering internship position this summer with Allison Transmission, while Phillip has just been hired full time by Great Dane Trailers as a Product Engineer. ISU students have been the recipients of this statewide recognition by ASME for the past two years.

Nicholas Reth

Phillip Williams

ASCE Students Float Their Boat


(April 2018) ISU students in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) were successful in the regional ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition in Chicago. The concrete canoe, designed and built by ISU students, passed the required tests and successfully competed in several races. Students took 3rd place out of 19 in the co-ed and the men's sprint races! This year was only their 3rd year to participate. Guess the 3rd time is the charm. Congratulations ASCE!!!

Alumna attains grant for ISU students


(January 2018) Desiree Edwards, HRD ’15, attained funding through her company, Briljent, for ISU’s Females in Technology (FiT) to pursue professional development opportunities. As a past president and current FiT Advisory Council member, Desiree continues to give back through involvement in student career development activities by participating in events such as FIT for the Future, AlumLinks, TECH Connections, etc.
Desiree has achieved great satisfaction in her role as a human resources generalist at Briljent, a woman-founded organization that provides business and technology solutions. “I hope the generosity of the Luminous Fund [at Briljent] can flow to other stakeholders and encourage the same passion of giving. I cannot express the importance of finding an organization to work for whose mission and culture are built around the fundamentals of what you believe in,” said Desiree. “For me, that’s equality, diversity, and the belief that what the company is doing is supporting a greater cause. Every day the employees of Briljent proudly come into work knowing what they do has a vast impact on the communities we live and work in.”

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