STUDENT EMPLOYEES

UNI students working AMC

Through working at the Metal Casting Center on UNI's campus or the Additive Manufacturing Center in Waterloo, IA undergraduate and graduate students are able to gain real-world hands-on experience on private and government projects. These students are given a chance to enhance their metal casting and additive manufacturing experience by working in a hands-on environment as well as managing projects.  Because of this, our students are some of the most sought-after graduates at UNI. It is not uncommon for our students to be in a position upon graduation where multiple employers are competing for them. 


Current student employees located on campus in the UNI Industrial Technology Center (Cedar Falls, IA)

 

Ian Huber | Linkedin | Resume

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Ian anticipates graduating from UNI in May 2023 with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology with an emphasis in metal casting. He has experience pouring aluminum, brass, and iron, has created and tested bonded sand molds, and he has worked with metal and woodworking tools. Ian possesses the AWS SENSE Gas Metal Arc Welding Process certificate.

 

 

Kyle Schick | Linkedin | Resume

Kyle HeadshotAlex anticipates graduating from UNI in December 2022, with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. His skillset includes basic manufacturing processes, metal removal processes, and technical drawing and design. Alex has experience with forklift operation and with workshop tools. He also has done 3D modeling and has familiarity with AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Creo.

 

 

Nebraska Thorson | Linkedin

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Nebraska expects to graduate from UNI in December 2020 with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and an emphasis in Metal Casting. Throughout his time working at the MCC, Nebraska has gained experience with green sand molding and testing, and has worked with materials such as chemically bonded sands, gray and ductile irons, steel, and aluminum. He is skilled in using MAGMA, SolidCast, Flow 3D, SolidWorks, and Inventor. Nebraska also has experience with woodworking and pattern making.

 


Current student employees located at Additive Manufacturing Center (Waterloo, IA)

 

Matt Baskerville | Linkedin | Resume

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Matt anticipates graduating from UNI in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology with a design emphasis and a Bachelor of Arts in Technology Management. He is proficient in parametric design with Solidworks and Autodesk Inventor, has experience with 2D layout with AutoCAD, as well as experience operating additive manufacturing systems including ExOne and 3D System equipment and machinery.

 

Brett Biermann | Linkedin | Resume

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Brett Bierman is the IT Intern for the Additive Manufacturing Center. In this role, he does web development for this website and collects data in materials using advanced sensors. Brett will graduate in the spring of 2021 with a B.S. in Computer Science with minors in Economics and Entrepreneurship.

 

 

Alex Chamberlin | Linkedin | Resume

Alex HeadshotAlex anticipates graduating from UNI in December 2022, with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. His skillset includes basic manufacturing processes, metal removal processes, and technical drawing and design. Alex has experience with forklift operation and with workshop tools. He also has done 3D modeling and has familiarity with AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Creo.

 

 

McKenna Meinhard | Linkedin | Resume

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McKenna Meinhard is the Marketing Assistant for the UNI Additive Manufacturing Center. In this role, she is gaining practical marketing experience as she updates content for this website, coordinates social media for the center, and writes press releases and email blasts. She will graduate in May 2022 with a B.S. in Marketing with an emphasis in digital media and advertising.

 

Jace Rea | Linkedin | Resume

Jace HeadshotJace anticipates graduating from Iowa State University in May 2022 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. His skills include prototyping, troubleshooting, testing, control and analysis programs. Jace has experience in FEA, CFD, CAD, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, GD&T, MS Office and MATLAB.

 

Nate Schmidt | Linkedin | Resume

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Nate will graduate from UNI in December 2020 with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology with an Emphasis in Metal Casting. In 2018, Nate received his Engineering and Design Technology A.A.S. from Iowa Central Community College. His skillset includes 2D Drafting in AutoCAD, 3D modeling in Inventor and SolidWorks, surface modeling in Polyworks, as well as MAGMASoft and SOLIDCast Simulation. He is experienced with GD&T practices and CNC G-codes. Nate is familiar with shop operations including fabrication, turning, and milling processes.

 


Where are they now?  See where some of our past students have landed.UNI Student at MCC

  • Jared Bartel - Neenah Foundry
  • Aaron Baughman - Curbtender, Inc.
  • Brodie Biersner - H.A. International
  • Pavel Bizyukov - Alloy
  • Eric Bonewitz - Aleris
  • Kris Boss - John Deere Power Systems
  • Ryan Brattrud - John Deere Foundry
  • Nate Bryant - UNI MCC
  • Aaron Campbell - Wellman Dynamics
  • Joseph Christensen - Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Samuel Christensen - H.A. International
  • Paul Clements - Mueller
  • Taylor Clemons - FastCastings
  • Austin Derby - Collins Aerospace
  • Craig Ertl - UNI AMC
  • Michael Firgard - Seneca Foundry
  • Adam Foreman - Neenah Foundry
  • Joseph Gaiser - Hy-vee, Inc.
  • Taite Gallagher - MAGMA
  • Edgar Guzman - H.A. International
  • Caitlyn Haller - Aarrowcast
  • Aaron Hermanson - Target Distribution
  • Erica Hill - John Deere 
  • Grant Housman - Pleasant Valley High School
  • David Jaramillo - Viking Pump
  • Jacob Johnson - Dameron Alloy Foundries
  • Michael Kennedy - Altec
  • Austin Knapp - Neenah Foundry
  • Brock Krejchi - Environmental Lubricants Inc.
  • Kirk Mahood - John Deere Dubuque
  • Eric Manson - H.A. International
  • Kevin Patterson - America Pattern & CNC Works
  • Kyle Patterson - John Deere
  • Mitchell Patterson - H.A. International
  • Sean Roorda - ATEK
  • Steven Schilling - Covia
  • Tyler Schneiter - Syvier Steel
  • Anne Sheperd - Viking Pump
  • Shane Slifer - Seabee Foundry
  • Matthew Swalin - John Deere Foundry
  • Bo Wallace - American Foundry Society
  • Andrew Yersin - Emerson Automation Solutions