Megan Brazier, Trine sophomore civil engineering major
Trine′s campus "feels just like home" for Megan Brazier, a sophomore civil engineering major from Wauseon, Ohio. That pairs well with all the after–class activities on campus that gives students a chance to learn more about each other, she said.
Knowing most everyone on campus, along with hands-on learning, sets Trine apart from other schools, she said.
"The academic quality of Trine is astounding," she said. "You have teachers who work with you side by side to ensure you get more of a hands–on experience with your learning. It really is reassuring when they are there to help and watch you succeed through all of your experiences here at Trine."
"With our labs and even just all of the opportunities available through the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), it′s always nice to see the determination of the students when they go through with new projects," Brazier said.
Brazier has also looked beyond the walls of the engineering department to find opportunities and she plans to study abroad in spring 2012. She credits Dr. Haseeb Kazi, director of study abroad, with making it possible.
"Dr. Kazi has actually impacted me the most since I′ve attended Trine. He was my calculus professor from calculus I to III and he has helped me with many different things. One thing in particular is his involvement with the study abroad program here at Trine," she said. "He has helped me plan out my entire semester trip to Limerick, Ireland, in spring 2013 to study civil engineering abroad, and has been there every step of the way."