Alumni Profile – Jason Haaheim ‘01

Jason is currently Principal Timpanist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  He earned his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from UC- Santa Barbara in 2003. “The last 16 years of my career path have been, well…somewhat unique and unorthodox. I double majored in physics and music at Gustavus, went to grad school for electrical […]

Alumni Profile – Brian Grundmeyer ‘13

Brian is currently Staff Mechanical Engineer with Idom, Inc. (formerly AEC Engineering).  He earned his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2014. “Working for a consulting engineering firm this past year I have come across a wide variety of projects. My physics degree from Gustavus allows me to learn […]

Alumni Profile – Scott Stephens ‘03

Scott is currently Director of Technology Development at NRG Energy.  He earned his M.S. in Physics, Optics & Photovoltaics at the University of Delaware in 2006. “The Gustavus Physics program provided me a framework to view the world.  This has proven to be an efficient and comprehensive perspective for a career in the energy industry […]

Alumni Profile – Danielle Berg ‘08

Danielle is currently a Postdoc at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  She earned her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Minnesota in 2013. “One of the best things about Gustavus is how well rounded the liberal arts education is. I think learning to manage many different activities with my physics education helped prepare me […]

Alumni Profile – Scott Hagemeyer ‘07

Scott is currently a Software Developer and Systems Administrator for U.S. Bank Assistant.  He is ABD in  the Masters of Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. “Looking back, Gustavus prepared me for life after the hill by teaching me to think critically, embrace challenge and change, and to never give up. […]

Alumni Profile – Brian Collins ‘03

Brian is currently an Assistant Professor of physics at Washington State University.  He earned an M.S. in Physics from the University of North Carolina in 2005 and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of North Carolina in 2009. “Gustavus gave me excellent scientific preparation for success in graduate school – equal or superior to colleagues’ […]

Alumni Profile – Cole A. Carlson ‘10

Cole is currently a Mechanical Engineer and Energy Modeler at Emanuelson Podas, Inc.  He earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Energy & Environment from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2012. “Simply put, the liberal arts education I got at Gustavus gave me a holistic education about the […]

Alumni Profile – Steve Zimmel ‘94

Steve is currently a Principal Engineer at CommScope.  He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1995 and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management in 2003.

Alumni Profile – Dorea Ruggles ‘06

Dorea is currently a Research Associate at the University of Minnesota and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Saint Olaf College.  She earned her MS in Architectural Acoustics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2007) and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University (2012). “Being both a physics major and in the Curriculum II (now Three Crowns) […]

Alumni Profile – Jared Lee ‘05

Jared is currently a Project Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  He earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in Meteorology from Penn State University in 2007 and 2012 respectively. “Being both a physics major and in the Curriculum II (now Three Crowns) program, I received a rigorous, well-rounded education that prepared me well for […]