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Building the Future

February 19, 2020

Building the Future

Growing up spending a lot of time working in the garage with his dad, Johnathan Otterbein, Class of 2020, has been interested in how things work from a young age. Because of this, it only made sense that he chose to be a mechanical engineering major at Grand Valley. He appreciates many aspects of the program, such as the emphasis on hands-on learning, getting to work on exciting projects like building robots, and gaining real-world experiences through the required co-op. The engineering program also offers extra-curriculars like the solar racing team, which Johnathan has been the Lead Design Officer of for two years. 

Johnathan explained that the addition of the Innovation Design Center has been a huge improvement for the solar racing team. They’re now able to have their own space in the building, whereas before they were sharing a space with Grand Valley’s formula racing team Continue Reading

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