Sophomore Seminar ME 290

ME 290 Mechanical Engineering Seminar is a required course taken mostly by sophomores in mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics each fall semester. It provides valuable information to guide them as they make decisions regarding their future after graduation.

Course presenters—most of whom are MechSE alumni—share experiences and describe career growth, offer professional advice, and answer questions from the students. Alumni or corporate representatives are invited to make a 40- to 50-minute presentation on engineering opportunities and challenges in their business area.

For more information about how you can participate in ME 290 Seminar, please contact Alec Verone, Assistant Director of Corporate and Alumni Relations, at 217-265-5251 or

Recent presenters have included:

Eric Bartsch (MSME '95), Chanute Consulting Group

Ann Zuzuly (BSME '13), Eaton Corporation

Dana Coldren (BSME '88; MSME '90) and Sunil Bean (BSEM '12), Caterpillar

Scott Daigle (BSME '09; MSME '11), IntelliWheels

Sue Brasmer (BSME '79, MSME '88), Cummins Engine

Ken Frankel (BSME '77), Three Sigma Manufacturing

Dave Wright (BSME '82), Sargent & Lundy

Dave Raske (retired; MS TAM '71; PhD TAM '72), Argonne National Lab

Donald Gall (retired; BSME '56), Aderant Holdings