Hannah Suder '16
Major: Civil Engineering
Hometown: Cochranton, PA
Future Structural Engineer
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
Coming from a small town, I knew I wanted to go to a small college where I would personally know my peers and professors. Mount Union has a brand new, four-year, civil engineering program that I wanted to be a part of. I love the beautiful and clean campus and I love being able to sit in class and be surrounded by the color purple!
Professors at Mount Union
At Mount, your professors go out of their way to help you; they are interested in what you have to offer as well as offering all that they can to you. Our professors and advisors help guide us through our education to reach our desired destination. They give us advice and connections to help spark our careers.
My favorite project so far was when we got to build our wind turbines and set them up in the quad. It was great to be able to get into the shop and build something so large. I also really enjoyed EGE 120, Intro to Engineering Analysis and Problem Solving. I took programming in high school so when we were learning programming code I caught on quickly even though it was different software.
My favorite professor is Dr. Hans Tritico. Dr. Tritico is my advisor as well as my professor. He offers advice for decision-making, offers connections and information on internships and encourages me to push through all of the challenges that an engineering major entails. He is very understanding and gives examples from his life that show what can be done and how far you can go when you stick with it.
Liberal Arts Education
Mount Union uses its liberal arts background to produce well-rounded students. At Mount, the arts are incorporated into the curriculum, which enables students to approach problems with a different thought process than they would use at technical schools.
In the future I hope to be a structural engineer. At first my dream was to be an architect, but then I realized I wanted more math and science in my work so I chose civil engineering. While I like the math and science I’m also interested in aesthetics so ultimately I would love to work with architects on building design and planning.
At Mount, liberal arts are incorporated into the curriculum, which enables students to approach problems with a different thought process than they would use at technical schools.