Engineers Week 2019 - Jacob Lucas

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Where are you from? Bankston, Iowa

Where did you go to school? Loras College

What office are you based out of? Dubuque, Iowa

Which area of engineering do you practice? Electrical/Controls Engineering

What does “engineering” mean to you? For me engineering is “making things work”. You can take a mix of unrelated parts and equipment and design a system that allows them to work together to solve the problem at hand.

Why did you choose the engineering field? I’ve always been interested in how things work, and enjoy tinkering and taking things apart.

What is your favorite project that you’ve worked on? Osceola, Iowa Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

A piece of advice you would have for those considering engineering as a profession? Stick with it! Don’t let calculus and other daunting college courses scare you off. If you are a problem solver and want to make an impact in your community, engineering is for you.

Fun fact: My wife Jamie and I have 2 kids, Josey and James. Both times she was pregnant I managed to injure my knee playing rec league basketball. The latest incident occurred last December, coincidentally less than a week before we were scheduled to move. Needless to say I’ve been forced into early retirement from basketball.