Professor Will Lindquist
Will Lindquist is a professor in the Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He′s so good, he makes concrete float.
I joined Trine in August 2009 and truly enjoy interacting with my students inside and outside of the classroom. Education is a two–way street, so I relate to them not just through engineering, but through my love for Trine sports, fantasy football and baseball. I also love "mixing it up" with them when we put together concrete for the materials course or the American Society of Civil Engineers concrete canoe competition.
Somewhere along the line, I acquired three homeless cats and have been happy to make them part of my family, but honestly, there′s no more room at the inn! I encourage other animal lovers to open their homes to an animal in need–there are plenty!
I love books and films, particularly Ernest Hemingway′s book, "The Old Man and the Sea," and the screenplay "Shawshank Redemption." The book begins with a seemingly simple story about a fisherman and his apprentice, but as the story progresses, more complex layers are revealed. "Shawshank Redemption" offers a different twist on the struggle between good and evil. Traditional "bad" characters, such as prison inmates, are actually the good guys–you can′t beat it. Equally important for the book and the movie are the baseball references and the important moments that surround the sport.