Intern of the Month: Ryan Oaks
SEED would like to recognize Ryan Oaks as the Intern of the Month! Ryan is a junior, majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in both Mathematics and Renewable Energy from Rossford, OH. Ryan does not work directly for SEED, but for our neighboring department, Facilities Planning. His overlap with SEED is through his recent involvement with BOSEF (Building Ohio’s Sustainable Energy Future), a student organization and scholarship program at UT that focuses on renewable and sustainable energy. SEED often work with BOSEF students on sustainability projects.
SEED would like to congratulate Ryan on recently receiving a BOSEF scholarship. Some of Ryan’s friends introduced him to the group last fall. He hopes to join the wind energy group within BOSEF and apply his knowledge to the mechanical or structural aspects involved in wind energy. He also hopes to create a sub-group that looks into tidal power, where he plans to build his career.
Ryan said he joined BOSEF because he has always been interested in the environment and preservation, and a group that combines his love of math and science with those interests seemed to be a perfect for him. He chose engineering because it was the most practical way of working in renewable energy and he has always had an interest in this subject area. He chose UT for two main reasons; 1) it is close to home and 2) the co-op program in Engineering. He says graduating with a year of experience is a great selling point for future employers.
Thanks Ryan for helping UT further sustainability! Keep up the good work.
Brooke Mason is the Interim Sustainability Specialist for The University of Toledo. A 2012 Bowling Green State University graduate with a degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Brooke is obsessive about environmental sustainability. In her position, she works on initiatives ranging from energy conservation, to recycling, to transportation, and much more. She is passionate about working with and educating students about the topic of sustainability. Everyday Brooke works to ensure the current generation can meet their need without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. In her spare time, she loves reading novels, oil painting, and exploring the outdoors.
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