FARGO, N.D. November 6, 2017 – Last week, Jeremiah Christenson, Dave Vig, and Ned Rector, three partners of MEP engineering firm Obermiller Nelson Engineering (Obernel), met with two recipients of engineering scholarships to North Dakota State University. The partners offered insight into the every day life of an engineer and career advice the recipients could apply both in school and post-graduation.
Kristin Nelson (Senior) is earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering; Rachel Airhart (Junior) is earning a degree in Civil Engineering; Evan Gjesvold (Electrical) also received a scholarship but was unable to be present for the meet and greet.
Obernel participates in the North Dakota State University Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment program. Through this program, Obernel is able to award the annual amount to fund three scholarships; one at $2,000 in the area of Mechanical Engineering, one at $2,000 in the area of Electrical Engineering, and on at $1,000 in the area of Civil Engineering. Recipients of these awards meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled at NDSU at the time of application and disbursement as a full-time, non-freshman student
- Majoring in Engineering with a mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering degree with focus or interest in commercial/industrial/institutional building systems
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
Since 1992, Obernel has delivered success to their clients by providing professional, detailed mechanical and electrical building design and coordination. It is a Subchapter S Corporation with locations in Fargo, N.D.; Bismarck, N.D.; Grand Forks, N.D., Alexandria, M.N. and Minneapolis, M.N, Sioux Falls, S.D. and Media, P.A. With licensed mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, civil engineers, fire protection engineers (FPE), LEED accredited professionals and their commissioning services professionals on staff, Obernel provides its clients with the highest quality of engineering services.