Tuesday, October 19 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Johnson 221

Pillar: Collaborative or Purposeful

*NOTE: We plan for this workshop to be offered in-person in Johnson 221, pending any OSU COVID-19 policy changes. We will also broadcast the workshop remotely via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. More information about Zoom access will be provided closer to the event.*

Do you dream of making an impact as an engineer that has far-reaching impacts for society? Ever wonder how engineering innovations, like solar energy and electric vehicles, actually make it into the public sphere? Turns out, engineers have the opportunity to be true leaders in public policy and government affairs, and our society greatly needs more engineers to influence those processes! Join Brady Gilchrist, OSU mechanical engineering alum, as he shares about the power and influence engineers can have in the world of public policy and government. Brady will share his experiences in Washington D.C. as a policy associate, and how he works with government and public affairs in his professional career as a mechanical engineer at Eaton. As a participant, you will also have the opportunity to walk through different engineering & public policy case studies, and will take away opportunities for how you can make an impact in your career as an engineer.

Brady Gilchrist is a lead mechanical engineer at Eaton in the Portland area, working in the power distribution and protection group. Brady graduated from OSU with his bachelor’s of mechanical engineering in 2011 and his master’s degree in 2013. While at OSU, Brady was also an intern for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers government relations branch in Washington D.C., where he published a paper about advanced EV battery technology and met with government agencies and national labs. Prior to joining Eaton, Brady also worked at Daimler Trucks North America, Solar City, and Tesla.


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(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing are eligible to apply)