Monday, April 29, 2013

Purdue Ecomakers- Where are they now update - Dylan Schmitter

After being the Outreach Coordinator and leading the business and outreach team for Year 1, Dylan graduated with his Masters of Science in Industrial Technology, focusing on environmentally responsible manufacturing. While his thesis research focused on how manufacturing's effect the environment can be reduced, EcoCAR 2 broadended his horizons on how consumers can do the same. To take a break before entering the working world, Dylan traveled through Europe and South East Asia for two months before moving out to Seattle, WA. Dylan is now working as a manufacturing engineer at Harper Engineering, a growing aerospace company and Boeing supplier. "EcoCAR 2 has provided me with great experiences which help me everyday," Dylan says. One aspect of Dylan's job is to act as the liaison between design engineering and production personnel, where the ability to simplify complex technical ideas is crucial. "When I was the outreach coordinator, I got a lot of practice in explaining very technical things in a way that anyone can understand, and it's been very important in my career thus far." Some other skills Dylan developed while acting as outreach coordinator was giving thorough and exciting presentations, planning events, and managing media relations. In closing, Dylan said that "EcoCAR 2 was truly great. It provides students of all disciples with applicable real world experience, but is also a lot of fun."

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