By Heather Cass
Publications & Design Coordinator, Penn State Behrend
Penn State Behrend’s class of 2016 is ready to make its mark on the world! We’re proud of our students and the things they’ve accomplished and learned while here at Behrend. Over the next couple months, we’ll be introducing you to a few of our remarkable seniors who have overcome challenges, pioneered new technology, participated in important research projects, and left an impression at Penn State Behrend.
Today, we’d like you to meet Brittany Ochs.
Major: Plastics Engineering Technology
Hometown: Lucinda, Pennsylvania
On choosing to major in Plastics Engineering Technology: I have always been interested in math, science, and art. I also enjoyed working with my dad at our farm back home and tearing things apart and putting them back together. This major allows me to use my creativity and art to design parts and molds, my math and science skills to perform experiments and analyze data, and my hands to work with the equipment. It’s all the things that I enjoy.
Proudest accomplishment at Behrend: Winning first place in a Society for Professional Engineers blow-molding design contest.
Campus involvement: I’m the president of the plastics engineering technology club and a member of the National Society for Leadership and Success, Society of Plastics Engineers, and Society of Women Engineers. I’m also a STEM scholarship recipient and a member of two national honor societies, Tau Alpha Pi and Lambda Sigma.
What you’d be surprised to know about her: Eventually, I’d like to own a small farm and raise beef cattle.
Personal passions: I love the outdoors, hunting, and sports.
Advice for current students: Do not be afraid to ask for help!
Brittany has accepted a position as a process engineer at US Endoscopy following her graduation in May.