Being able to design a project for Belize and then having the chance to go to that country and help with the construction is an experience that many do not have the chance to take advantage of.
Current Student Spotlight:
Amanda Turner ’14
Future civil engineer
Major: Civil Engineering
Member of the women’s basketball team and Engineering Club
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
Smaller is Better
I chose Mount Union because it offered civil engineering as a major and I was recruited to play basketball. I felt that a small school atmosphere was a much better fit for me than a larger school. Plus, I really liked the small class sizes, which allow for a more personal relationship with your professors.
The fact that Mount Union provides a foundation in the liberal arts while offering such a wide range of majors really sets it apart from other schools. When graduating from Mount Union, a company is guaranteed a well-rounded employee with knowledge in other subjects besides his/her major.
Unforgettable Engineering Experience
An interesting part of Mount Union’s civil engineering major is a required international field experience. Being able to design a project for Belize and then having the chance to go to that country and help with the construction is an experience that many do not have the chance to take advantage of. Hands down, that was one of the most memorable hands-on experiences I’ve had as a civil engineering major.
Favorite Campus Spots
I like the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (MAAC) because I spend most of my time there. I also like the Engineering and Business Building (EBB) because it’s one of the newer buildings on campus with labs showing off what civil and mechanical engineering students have designed and created.
Best of Both Worlds
I’ve always liked math and science throughout school and engineering applies both subjects in one field. It’s the perfect fit.
Environmental Engineering has been my favorite class so far because it’s the subfield of civil engineering that I’m most interested in.
Dr. Helen Muga, assistant professor of civil engineering, is my favorite professor. She is a female engineer with a background in environmental engineering and someone I can look to for help and guidance.