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Materials Science and Engineering- Kaylee Lay


Kylee Lay

Materials Science and Engineering

I really want to work with prosthetics or tissue engineering. Developing that technology and application is my biggest drive through school.

I am involved in the Materials Science and Engineering Club, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, The American Ceramic Society, The Materials Information Society, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society. Research: Computational Materials with Eric Jankowski.


Civil Engineering-
Melisa Hancock


Melisa Hancock

Civil Engineering

My favorite hobby is roller skating and I am looking forward to getting into grad school after graduating. 

I am involved in the Society of Women Engineers and National Residence Hall Honorary. I am a Resident Assistant in Sawtooth Hall and I work as a Research Assistant in the Civil Engineering Department.


Civil Engineering- Carson Bungay


Carson Bungay

Civil Engineering with a minor in Environmental Studies

After graduation, I hope to find myself living on the West Coast; closer to the ocean. 

I play lacrosse for Boise State.


Olivia Coca-Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science


Olivia Coca

Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

My dream plan after college is to stay in the Boise area working for local technology companies; after a few years moving out of state to design Airplanes, ships, or medical devices.

I am a member of SWE, SHPE, Phi Sigma Rho, Mechanical Engineering club, Aerospace club, and Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars.
I also participated in an undergraduate research fellowship my freshman year working in a computational biomedical research lab.


Robin Deleon- Mechanical Engineering


Robin DeLeon

Mechanical Engineering

If I could choose anywhere to work it would be at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. My two main areas of focus are either aerospace or green energy as far as the types of fields I’d like to get involved in go, but there is a long list of things I want to do with my life such as pursuing further education and traveling.

I am vice president of Aerospace Club, part of the leadership for Microgravity, and I do research for Dr. Lighty for a project in chemical looping technology.


Tanya Lu- Electrical and Computer Engineering


Tanya Lu

Electrical and Computer Engineering

After my undergrad program, I would love to enter graduate college and do research that would have an impact on people.

I’m The Vice President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers(SHPE), BSU chapter. I did an internship with Intel Corporation for 1 year and a half. I currently do research for Dr. Kris Campbell from the Electrical Engineering Department.


Devan Karsann- Computer Science


Devan Karsann

Computer Science

After I graduate, I want to start working at AppDetex full-time and continue to take grad classes for my CS master’s degree. With this additional coursework, I’m hoping to become more involved with data science projects at work. Boise is a pretty cool place so I wouldn’t mind staying here for a while.

I am involved in the Boise State AI Club. Currently a BSU Undergraduate CS Research Assistant, and I am an AppDetex Contract Software Engineer.


Tiffany Berntsen- Electrical and Computer Science Engineering


Tiffany Berntsen

Electrical and Computer Science Engineering

My future dreams include being able to experience new and exciting moments in life, with a job that allows me to do this as well as a job that gives me a purpose in life.

I am currently involved in the Society of Professional Engineers, recently have done research in Magnetrons, Plasma Medicine, and Machine Learning.


Mechanical Engineering – Ryan Faithe


Ryan Faithe

Mechanical Engineering

I hope to one day work in the Biomedical Engineering Industry and work on joint replacements.

I am the President of Sigma Chi, Interned for Applied Medical last summer, previously worked as an orientation leader and currently work at the Campus Recreation Center. 


Samantha Schauer – Mechanical Engineering


Samantha Schauer

Mechanical Engineering

I’m from SW Washington, so I would love to ultimately stay in the PNW! After college, I want to pursue a career in the product design and development field. Product design is such a diverse, innovative, and creative field and I want to work in an environment where I’m always challenged.

I am involved in  Society of Women Engineers, Honors College, Student Advisory Board for MBE Department, Learning Assistant Program, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Summer 2018 Mechanical Engineer Intern at Sigma Design, Inc. in Camas, WA, Summer 2019 Mechanical Engineer Intern at Plexus in Boulder, CO.


Emily Kuehl- Engineering Plus Urban Studies and Community Development 


Emily Kuehl

Engineering Plus Urban Development and Community Development

I’m from Boise and I plan on staying close to this area either working for a civil engineering firm close to home or as an urban planner with the City of Boise. Eventually, I would like to build a home with my brother in Idaho City that we can use as a vacation home. 

I am involved in  Phi Sigma Rho, a social engineering sorority that was founded at Purdue University in Indiana. I have gone on conferences for the sorority, and currently, hold a position on the executive board as the VP of Communications. I also am a Learning Assistant and mentor for Calc 1 and 2. I have worked as a Peer Adviser in the COEN Advising Office for the last 2 years.