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Join the College of Engineering for interactive interviews, panels, and presentations with COEN alumni, and partners. Learn more about the exciting fields of engineering, computer science, and construction management.

Wednesdays, at 4:00 or 5:00pm (MST)
June 10 – September 30

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Engineering Jobology 101

October 7, 5:30pm

Eric Wardell

Eric Wardell is a mechanical engineer that works at Collins Aerospace.

In 2018 Eric wrote a book to help engineers & students get great jobs. This book – Engineering Jobology 101 – teaches key skills often missing from the engineering curriculum including job searching, resumes, interview preparation, negotiation tactics, and more.

Watch the Zoom Meeting – Engineering Jobology 101

Homecoming Alumni Panel

October 15, 5pm

Meet Our College of Engineering Alumni Panel

COEN Alumni Panel Homecoming

Jerome Emanzi, EE 2012, Industrial Engineer at Boeing in Bothell, WA
Jo (Doherty) Meserth, CE 2013, Senior Cost Analyst for Turner Construction in Portland, OR
Madia Mohmmad Mousa, CS 2018, Associate Software Test Engineer at Paylocity in Boise, ID
Matthew Warnock, ME 2015, Senior Controls Engineer at ElectroImpact in Everett, WAJerome
Casey Wend, CM 2000, Vice President of Operations at Level 10

Watch the Recorded Zoom Meeting – Homecoming Alumni Panel

Powering Space Travel

September 30, 5pm

Shad David

Shad Davis is a mechanical engineer in the Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) Department at the Idaho National Laboratory. His primary responsibility is overseeing the operations for handling, transportation and testing configuration of radioisotope power systems within the Space and Security Power Systems Facility.

Shad recently returned from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, where he led INL’s power source integration efforts for the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission. Prior to joining the RPS Department, Shad was a mechanical maintenance engineer for INL’s Naval Reactors Facility, and a mechanical engineer and supervisor at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Idaho State University (2002).

INL works with other national labs and industry to enable deep-space, scientific exploration, including this summer’s launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Shad will explain what a radioisotope thermoelectric generator is, INL’s role with the RPS program and NASA missions at the launch site, and what the future holds for RTGs and INL’s space power systems program.

Idaho National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories. With roughly 5,000 scientists, engineers and support staff, the lab also stands as one of Idaho’s largest employers. At INL’s three primary facility areas – the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, Materials and Fuels Complex, and Research and Education Campus – researchers perform work in support of DOE’s mission to “discover the solutions to power and secure America’s future.” INL is the nation’s center for nuclear energy research and development. Day-to-day management and operation of the laboratory is the responsibility of Battelle Energy Alliance.

Watch the Recorded Zoom Meeting – Powering Space Travel

Sustainable Energy

June 17, 5pm


Meet alumni from the Mechanical Engineering program at Boise State. These three engineers work in the sustainable/renewable energy industry.

Host: Yvette Barrios   Panel: Todd Haynes, Lars Dorr, Melissa Elkinton

Watch the Recorded Zoom Meeting – Sustainable Energy

Electrical Engineering

July 8, 4pm

Meet Dan Isla, an Electrical Engineering alum

Electrical Engineering – Meet Dan Isla, an Electrical Engineering alum that currently works at Google, and previously worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory!

Computer Science Alumni Panel

July 22, 5pm

CS Alumni Panel

Learn about their experiences in the software industry, and gain advice on how to be successful in computer science.

Marianna Budnikova, CS 2013, DropBox
Alyssa Barela, CS 2014, Cradlepoint
Ashley Gilbert, BSCS 2017 , Kount

Watch the Recorded Zoom Meeting – CS Alumni Panel

Construction Management Alumni Panel

July 29, 5pm

Meet CM alums that work in the construction industry in the Treasure Valley. Learn about their experiences, gain advice on how to be successful in the construction industry.

CM Alumni Panel

Tucker Robb, McMillen Jacobs Associates
Ami Ostrow, Andersen Construction
Tyler Sisson, ESI Construction
Jeremy Gerlach-Barber, HC Company
Jessee Rosin, Knife River
Kiki Sam, McAlvain construction

Watch the Recorded Zoom Meeting – CM Alumni Panel