‘Incredible Knowledge, Wonderful Experiences’
I have made friends that will last a lifetime, my professors are always eager to help, and members of the community have shown incredible support.
Carrie Carpenter, ’24
Area of Study
Mechanical Engineering (major) and Sustainability Studies (minor)
Between the hands-on engineering, community support and the opportunity to compete in collegiate golf, choosing UND was one of the easiest (and best) decisions I have made!
Favorite areas of campus
One of my favorite parts of UND is the walking path near the coulee. Our Memorial Union is beautiful, and I would say that it is my favorite building on campus.
The highlight of my academic program so far has been my work with Engineers Without Borders. I am the vice president of the chapter at UND. Our chapter is currently working on a water purification system for a rural village in Guatemala that does not have access to clean water. We finished a similar project in the area last year by creating a detailed plan and traveling to Guatemala to assist in the construction and maintenance of these structures. Being able to hear from people in these communities has shown me the impact of our time and work, and it continues to give me purpose within my pursuit of a career in mechanical engineering.
Along with my service in Engineers Without Borders, I am a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers. I work on campus as a career mentor for UND Career Services assisting students with resumes, cover letters, and anything else that can help them in their professional development. UND has so many incredible organizations and wonderful people that make them possible.