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28 SMT007 MAGAZINE I NOVEMBER 2023 Feature Interview by Nolan Johnson I-CONNECT007 At a recent conference, I met Benjemin Red- lin and Joey Stam, student engineers in the Twin Cities Engineering program at Minne- sota State. I asked them about their experi- ences and perspectives on moving into indus- try. What struck me was just how practical these two young men were in their thinking, and how practiced they are in their so skills. Tell me about something you experienced in this program that was particularly impactful to you. Twin Cities Engineering: 'Student Engineers' Benjemin Redlin: I think it's the opportunities that I've been given. In a big university, you're a number to the professors; they don't know you by name. Here, the professors very much know you by name, so they give you oppor- tunities. One of my professors, Jake Swan- son, gave me an internship for particle dis- persion in an outdoor environment, related to COVID particles. I did testing over the sum- mer, and then I went to Spain and presented my results at the International Aerosol Confer- ence. I would never have gotten the opportu-

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