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Multidisciplinary Engineering Students and Alumni

We are proud to introduce our current student and alumni family, each of whom have a unique career path.


September 16, 2019

My Path from Environmental Engineer to Entrepreneur

There's not a direct commercial flight between Honolulu and West Lafayette - not today, nor fifty years ago when I became a Boilermaker. If there's a metaphor that represents my path to, through and beyond Purdue, that's it. I haven't stuck to the direct flights. There have been layovers and backroads to get to where I needed to go. Where I started is very different than where I've landed. Much of it began with my choice to study at Purdue - and enter its Interdisciplinary Engineering (IDE) program.
April 3, 2019

Student Rebecca Dever, Humanitarian Engineering

Rebecca Dever, a current Multidisciplinary Engineering (MDE) student, is pursuing a concentration in Humanitarian Engineering. MDE Student Ambassador Caroline Kester conducted a Q&A interview with Rebecca to learn more about her interests and chosen path.
October 22, 2018

Student Christopher Nilsen, General Engineering

Christopher Nilsen, a senior in Multidisciplinary Engineering with a concentration in General Engineering, is known for his love of rockets and space! Spencer Tickman, a fellow General Engineering student in MDE, asked Chris a few questions to share with us his story.
September 3, 2018

Summer Internship: Audrey Moeller, Visual Design Engineering

During the summer of 2018, MDE student Audrey Moeller worked as a Distribution Project Management co-op at Duke Energy in Plainfield, Indiana As part of her co-op, Audrey managed smaller distribution projects such as replacing sensors on power lines and other improvements to the grid as well as analyzing and investigating financial reports.
August 9, 2018

Zane Wright, May 2018 Graduate, Acoustical Engineering

Zane Wright, a recent graduate of Multidisciplinary Engineering with a concentration in Acoustical Engineering, gave us an update on his first job out of Purdue University. We are excited to share his job, the very candid process (very much Zane's personality!), and his advice to incoming and inquisitive engineers.
January 2, 2017

Debra Echt, 1973 Graduate

BSE Interdisciplinary Engineering, Biomedical Engineering* Plan of Study
2011 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient
January 2, 2017

Brian Farley, 1979 Graduate

BSE Interdisciplinary Engineering, Biomedical Engineering* Plan of Study
2009 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient
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