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 Pre-Engineering Alumni Success 



Name: Marisa Hicks
Major: Pre-Engineering (SRU) + Bio-Mechanical Engineering (PSU) Current Status: Production Supervisor and Engineer for Pepsi Beverages Company

In May of 2011, I was proud to call myself both a SRU and PSU graduate.
I was fortunate to find a place like Slippery Rock University that provided a 3+2 dual degree program. My participation in the program allowed me to have a unique college experience. My first 3 years at SRU provided me with the solid foundation I needed to succeed in a university like Penn State. The unparalleled Physics Department at SRU supplied me with not only the knowledge necessary to pursue an engineering degree, but also the confidence and discipline it takes to thrive in such a demanding major. As the only 3+2 student in the Bioengineering department, it was evident that my previous work at SRU allowed me to flourish among all my peers. The Physics Department at SRU provided an intimate learning setting that cannot be matched by any large university. We all attend college in hopes of setting of a prosperous future, and I absolutely credit my success as a student and professional to the first 3 critical years in the SRU Physics Department.

 Is Engineering for you?

  • Do you enjoy solving problems and putting ideas into action?
  • Are you interested in a high-paying career?
  • Are you curious about how things work?
  • Are you interested in improving the environment?
  • Are you interested in helping people live better?
  • Are you detailed oriented?
  • Are you creative?
  • Do you like to be challenged?

If you answered yes to some of these questions, then engineering may be a profession for you.

Featured Student:
Laura Ordaz
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