Stress testing your designs

By Michal Adamkiewicz, Senior, Electrical Engineering Michal is a Senior in Electrical Engineering. Apart from building things he enjoys dance, climbing and going on adventures. Why did you choose to be an engineer? I always wanted to build things. I’d like to discuss a lesson I have learned over the Read more…

Unlearning Engineering (Kind Of)

By Elizabeth Gray, Senior, Product Design Elizabeth Gray (she/her/hers) is a senior studying Product Design. More than anything, she loves singing, playing music with her friends, and hyping up other artists in the community. Why did you choose to be an engineer? I chose to be an engineer because I Read more…

Engineering Trust

By Ethan Kurteff, Senior, Mechanical Engineering Ethan is a ME student from Carmel, California who has interests in both space travel and oceanography. In his free time, he enjoys climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, SCUBA, and any other ways to explore the natural world. Why did you choose to be an Read more…

Rockets are Hard

By Kathleen Mhatre, Junior, Mechanical Engineering Why did you choose to be an engineer? My favorite part of high school was being part of the FRC team at my school, so becoming an engineer felt like the way to go. “Next up on the pad is Project Olympus from Stanford Read more…

To Think or Not to Think like an Engineer

By Shawn Ahdout, Senior, Management Science and Engineering Shawn Ahdout is Stanford undergraduate studying Management Science and Engineering. He is interested in the potential for technological innovations to create long-lasting transformation to society and the intersection between engineering and business. Why did you choose to be an engineer? When deciding Read more…

Innovation: How vs Why

By Pretom Shome, Senior, Management Science and Engineering Pretom is interested in international development, having worked at the World Bank and at an education center in South Africa. In his free time, he enjoys reading, surfing, hiking, and making his friends laugh. Why did you choose to be an engineer? Read more…

Do It Yourself

By Alejo Navarro Goldaraz, Junior, Mechanical Engineering Alejo Navarro Goldaraz loves helping people fix their bikes and enjoys spending time outside with friends and family. Why did you choose to be an engineer? I have always been a fan of taking on little projects to fix things around the house. Read more…

Embracing Why

By Christian Bader, Junior, Management Science & Engineering Christian Bader is an avid cook and the current captain of Stanford Men’s Rugby. He enjoys surfing (enthusiastically but poorly), adores fishing for shellfish, and is a diehard fan of Chelsea FC. Why did you choose to be an engineer? Just wrote Read more…

Bringing the energy home

By Nikita Darbar, Senior, Chemical Engineering I enjoy pursuing any art form, from ballet and hip-hop to sketching and shading in my free time. My favourite TV shows include Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Narcos. Why did you choose to be an engineer? The broad range of career opportunities Read more…

Finding My Path in Biosecurity

By Alea Delmastro, Senior, Chemical Engineering I am a senior, majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Modern Languages (Italian and French). I am also a co-terminal student in Biomedical Informatics. Apart from academics, I love to figure skate, paint, and cook. Why did you choose to be an engineer? Read more…

The Value of Personal Projects

By Juliette Love, Junior, Computer Science I’m a junior studying Computer Science, focused on addressing interesting questions with data analysis, machine learning, and visualization. In my free time, I love to play squash, explore nature, bake, and read good books. Why did you choose to be an engineer? I chose Read more…

I am an Engineer (and an Athlete)

By Kelsey Bing, Senior, Mechanical Engineering Kelsey is a student-athlete majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Her interests include field hockey, dogs, and traveling. Why did you choose to be an engineer? I always loved solving problems, and, in high school, I had a strong interest in applied math and its application Read more…