Justin Brown is no stranger to hard work or to chasing a dream. His dream of running his own successful business has taken him from Colorado ski country to an up-and-coming area of Indianapolis. For the last two years, he has been one of three partners in creating Fountain Square Brewery. He used his background in electrical engineering technology to help automate some of the processes of brewing and bottling for the fledgling brewery.
As the College of Technology’s May 2014 graduates complete their time at Purdue, we are profiling a few and finding out their future plans and how they arrived at this point in their lives.
Drew Hopkins, Mexico, Missouri
Software developer for General Motors in Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology (EET)
Overcoming classroom barriers. Salting wintry roads with less waste. Powering a lawn mower with water.
Senior design students tackled these projects in ECET 49700 (Project Design and Development, Phase II), which is offered each semester as a capstone course for electrical engineering technology majors.
Five students were honored during the public display of the projects May 4: