Over Spring Break in 2013, I traveled to Achiote, Panama with a group of 20 students selected by CSU’s SLiCE program. We spent our time working with La Asociación Centro de Estudios y Acción Social Panameño (CEASPA),a local Panamanian company that focuses on ecotourism and
environmental conservation. We spent seven days building houses, a general store, repairing bridges, painting a mural, exploring the local area, and experiencing a new culture. After returning to CSU, the SLiCE program selected me to be the student site leader for the 2014 trip.
I spent my summer working with SBM Offshore, an engineering firm that focuses on the design, construction, sales, and operations of offshore production units for oil and gas. The company is based out of The Netherlands, and I was working with their Houston branch. I spent my summer researching oil field blocks in the Gulf of Mexico, managing technical and commercial reports for several projects currently under operations, and designed/wrote up a capture plan for the Leviathan FPSO. This is a project that SBM is building for Noble Energy, in which a Floating Production Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO) will be placed in the Mediterranean Sea to drill for natural gas until around 2030.
Peter, who joined the Colorado State University chapter of Triangle in the spring of 2011, graduated in May. During his time at CSU he held VP – Academics and Chapter President. In Peter’s senior year, he participated in the EcoCAR 2 program. This program is aimed to advance vehicle technology and develop innovative solutions to reduce emissions and energy consumption in personal transportation.
Since graduation Peter has traveled around the US visiting friends and family. In mid July, Peter will start his career with General Motors. He will be working as a testing and calibration engineering in the hybrid vehicle program at GM. More specifically Peter will be working on the eAssist architecture which is used in many GM models.
While Peter will be in Michigan, he hopes to provide support to the Colorado State Chapter.
This Sunday the 26th Triangle Fraternity went to do community service in the Northwest Neighborhood. This a return to this project from Spring of this year when we mulched around the plants to create a better bed for the floral menagerie present in this section of the neighborhood. We returned this Fall to weed around the plants as upkeep. A morning well spent!
Congratulations to Aaron Dropp msoe08 on being part of the 1st Place Team in the Green Energy Challenge hosted by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Aaron and his teammates from the Milwaukee School of Engineering won top honors at the NECA Convention this week in Boston.
Triangle is on the move with our latest efforts at Colorado
State University. In mid-August of this year,
new Director of Chapter Development Leo Glass
traveled to the campus of Colorado State University
to begin making the face to face connections necessary
to get Triangle reestablished on this great campus.
Joined by Executive Director Brian Tenclinger for
a second week of networking and training, the two
made great successes by the time they returned to Indianapolis
on September 2nd. Brian Tenclinger had
this to say about the success of this project:
“We had a very successful 2 weeks at CSU training
the alumni and our newest members about marketing,
networking, recruiting, and values-based membership.
I spoke with the Greek Advisor at CSU this past
Thursday – she shares that the largest re-colonization
class at CSU in the past 7 years has been 10 men. We
have exceeded CSU’s expectations.”
Our current President Pete Winterscheidt showed up on the front page of the Collegian, the first day of the first semester Triangle was back on campus. Check out the article written by Brandon Owens here.