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Joe Hacker

Architectural Engineering
Class of 2017

Hometown: Newtown, PA

High School: Council Rock North

Extracurricular Activities: Club Ultimate Frisbee, SEA, SSAE

Internship/Co-op/Research Experience: 2016: Structural Engineering Internship at SmithGroupJJR in Detroit, MI

Why did you choose to come to Penn State? They have a renown Architectural Engineering department with a great staff of administrators and professors

What has been your best memory as an engineering student? The two international trip I took: installing solar panels in Roatan, Honduras and studying abroad in China.

What advice would you give a first-year engineer? Get involved in anything that sounds interesting. If you know you want to do something specific, look for it because Penn State probably has it. If you don't really know what to join, try anything. You will make great friends and do awesome stuff no matter what clubs you join.

What do you plan to do after graduation? Work full-time as a structural engineer for SmithGroupJJR in Detroit, MI.

What has been your best experience outside of engineering at Penn State? Playing Club Ultimate Frisbee. It's given me so many good friends and I've so many fun times practicing and playing with my teammates. I've also taken some cool trips with the team to tournaments.