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Ethan Petersen

Meet Ethan

A Computer Science and Math major from Spring Grove, Illinois.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS YOU’RE INVOLVED IN:

I'm involved in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and active in research with professors on campus.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?

I'd love to lead R and D teams for tech companies. Solving big, pressing problems and seeing the impact is a really special experience. 

WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL WEEKEND?

On an idea Saturday, I would finally solve that problem I've been struggling with and then relax with a nice meal. On Sunday, I'd start with church at Maryland Community Church and then head up to Turkey Run for some hiking!

STAR TREK OR STAR WARS?

Star Wars, of course!

WHAT IS THE NERDIEST THING YOU DO?

When people ask what I do outside of school, it's a hard question to answer since I enjoy my classes and do research! The line is very blurry, so the nerdiest thing I do is math for fun. 

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?

Asking the hard questions! It's hard to pass up a scoop of fresh, mint chocolate chip.

WHAT’S THE BEST KEPT SECRET ON CAMPUS?

Not exactly on campus, but Hawthorn Park is right across the trail and it's a great, quiet study spot in the fall. 

Quote

At Rose, while we're all engineers, it's not exactly an echo chamber. Whatever I claim, I have to defend and support and that's really helped me understand and better develop my own views.

- Ethan

Jake in the Root Quad

Jake

A biomathematics major who once wrote a rap track about Guy Fieri.

Lois Cheatham

Lois

 A biomathematics major who knows how to keep a secret.

Barbara in the lab

Maddy

A biology major who loves Ben and Jerry's Phish Food ice cream!