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O'Neal, Jeffrey

Major: 
Mechanical Engineering

What is the RISE area of interest during your first year and why?: 

My area of interest for the first year is Instruction. I have accepted an offer to be a Keystone Teaching Fellow for ENES 102, Mechanics I. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and I’m excited to take on a formalized role helping students. I find tutoring to be a rewarding experience, especially when you enjoy the concepts. I have also found that teaching coursework increases one’s mastery in the subject.

What is the RISE area of interest during your second year and why?: 

My second year in the RISE Program will be the Service component. I am currently very involved with Engineers without Borders and plan to continue that involvement in my senior year. I think sustainable engineering and development will be key in the future and I think the work that EWB is truly impactful.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

Currently, I am employed as Resident Assistant in Cumberland Hall. I am active member in Engineers without Borders, currently serving as President, as well as the Student Government Association with the Finance Committee as the Staff Manager. I enjoy exercising and competing with the Club Triathlon team on campus.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

As a member of the Peru project for Engineers without Borders, I was the formwork sub-group leader for the bridge project we were working on. In order to design the wooden supports for the slab, I was utilizing concepts that I had recently learned in ENES 220 and applying them to a real life situation. It was cool to realize the application of the engineering concepts that I was learning in class in an impactful and useful way.