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Corey Palmer

Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2019

Hometown: Latrobe, PA

High School: Greater Latrobe High School

Extracurricular Activities: Engineering Ambassadors, Human Powered Vehicle Team

Internship/Co-op/Research Experience: Kennametal

Why did you choose to come to Penn State? Penn State was the logical choice for me. Penn State has an excellant engineering program, provides endless opportunities, and has a beautiful campus. It is the place that I knew I wanted to call home.

What has been your best memory as an engineering student? My best memory as an engineering student was during one of the Engineering Leadership Development classes. At the end of the semester we traveled to one of Lockheed Martin's locations where my group and I presented our semester long project to those at Lockheed Martin. It was really exciting to see the genuine interest that companies have in us and our work. Plus I was able to see all of the cool things that Lockheed Martin was working on.

What advice would you give a first-year engineer? I suggest that you try new things that are both related and unrelated to engineering. There are countless clubs and organizations that give you an endless opportunity to find what you really enjoy.

What do you plan to do after graduation? After graduation, I plan on working in industry and pursuing a MBA.

What has been your best experience outside of engineering at Penn State? I always have an amazing experince when attending any sporting event. Penn State fans always create an amazing atmoshpere and our teams are fun to watch.