Class of 2011: What now for Sean Olson?
Written by TechPurdue // December 17, 2011 // Admitted Students, Alumni, Alumni & Friends, Business & Industry, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Prospective Students // No comments
As the College of Technology’s December 2011 graduates complete their time at Purdue, we are profiling a few and finding out their future plans and how they arrived at this point in their lives. Commencement is December 18, 2011.
Sean Olson, Elgin, Ill.
Resident engineer/product engineer for Chrysler in Kokomo, Ind.
- Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology
- Corporal in the United States Marine Corps 0311 Infantry, deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is an infantry team leader in Chicago with Fox Company and plans to be discharged from the Marine Reserves in Summer 2012.
Manage the change process, protect product design, support incoming component quality, and act as liaison with plant manufacturing, operations, design engineering, AME, and vendor personnel.
Purdue classes that helped Sean for his job
- MET102 Product Design and Specifications
- MET 143 Materials and Processes
- MET 211 Applied Strength of Materials
- MET 230 Fluid Power
- MET 245 Manufacturing Systems
- MET 313 Applied Fluid Mechanics
- MET 346 Advanced Materials in Manufacturing Systems
- MET 302 CAD in the Enterprise
- MFET 344 Materials II
- MET 349 Stringed Instrument Design and Manufacture
- MET 400 Mechanical Design (Senior Capstone Design)
- CGT 163 Introduction to Graphics for Manufacturing
Other ways the College of Technology and/or Purdue provided preparation and assistance
By providing amazing manufacturing and computer labs to work in to design and create parts. The HAAS mill and the HURCO 5 axis mill are new and wonderful tools. Most of the professors and staff were willing to help students outside of class to work on projects.
Thanks go to:
- Professors: Richard “Mark” French, Bruce Harding, Robert “Greg” Bruce, Steve Widmer, Rodney Handy, Haiyan Zhang, Craig Miller. They inspired me to do well in class and I enjoyed their style of teaching and was excited to learn from them. I carry my best skills as an engineer thanks to them.
- Staff: Vickie Brewer, Nicky Federer, Kay Solomon, Steve Hahn, Mike Puetz. They were more than helpful when I needed something from them or assistance with my school work.