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Thad in the Branam Innovation Center

Meet Thad

Mechanical Engineering major from Shirley, IL

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS YOU’RE INVOLVED IN:

Rose-Hulman Grand Prix Engineering (Rose GPE) and The Rose Thorn (student newspaper)

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?

I want to own and operate my own engineering firm. What I’ll do exactly, I don’t know. But I like biting off an entire project or segment of one.

WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL WEEKEND?

Working on components for the Rose GPE formula race car at the Branam Innovation Center. I’m currently wrapping up my drivetrain and actuation designs, and am moving into the design and prototyping phase. It’s agreat way to hang out with my friends, learn, and build really cool stuff!

STAR TREK OR STAR WARS?

Starship Troopers (the book, not the movie)

WHAT IS THE NERDIEST THING YOU DO?

Live in the Branam Innovation Center! I live and breathe engineering.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?

Cookies and Cream

WHAT’S THE BEST KEPT SECRET ON CAMPUS?

Extracurricular technical activities make academic life easier. When you can make connections between what’s being taught in class and things you’ve worked on, everything makes 10 times more sense. Academics don’t come before extracurricular activities, they go hand-in-hand.
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I came to Rose-Hulman because I want to be the number one engineer wherever I go.

- Barbara

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