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Ryan Oliver[edit]

  • ECE Power Emphasis
  • Expected Graduation August 2015
Ryan Oliver

Personal interests include: home brewing, hunting, and snowboarding. I came to the University of Idaho, with my wife Kali, as a nontraditional transfer student in 2010. As well as electrical engineering, I am also finishing a degree in philosophy. The decision to pursue an engineering degree developed out of a dissatisfaction with my then career prospects as a telecommunication contractor and a desire to obtain a theoretical background for electrical engineering. For the last two years I have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to work with the University of Idaho Industrial Assessment Center. Working with the UIIAC on energy efficiency audits as well as taking the Lean Manufacturing Course through the Mechanical Engineering Department has provided me with the opportunity to see concepts leaned in the class room actually being applied in industry. Upon graduation, I hope to apply my previous experiences as a residential framing business owner and telecommunications contractor with my newly found skills in electrical engineering and energy efficiency towards a career within both the power engineering /construction fields.