By Heather Cass
Publications Manager, Office of Strategic Communications, Penn State Behrend
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Computer Science
Hometown: Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Scholarships: I have received the Frank S. Palkovic Trustee Scholarship.
On choosing to major in Mechanical Engineering: I have always been interested in the STEM fields. Mechanical Engineering seemed to be the broadest major that would allow me to have the most options in the field of engineering.
Proudest accomplishment at Behrend: Writing an angle optimization code for an aerodynamics project.
What makes him unique: Most students in my major don’t love computer science, but I enjoy it so much that I decided to minor in it. I have even taken on personal projects outside of academia that involve computer science.
Who inspires him: Dr. Amir Danesh-Yazdi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, puts a tremendous amount of effort into his teaching. His classes have pushed me to do more and inspired my interest in computer science. I’m also inspired by my mother, father, stepfather, and Edward Maison, who has been my closest friend for nearly a decade and supports all of my endeavors.
After his graduation in May, Anthony plans to work in his field and eventually obtain his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.