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Meet Your 2016-2017 HKN Officers

HKN Welcomes New Officers for the 2016-2017 School Year

Oregon State HKN would like to introduce their 2016-2017 officers (pictured above):
 
President: Zachary Stark
Vice President: Jacob Wood
Treasurer: Brendan Young
Web Correspondent: Mackenzie Johanesen
Corresponding Secretary: Markus Woltjer
 
We asked all of the new officers the following questions, and the answers may or may not shock you.
 
President: Zachary Stark
1. Hometown
Beaverton, Oregon
2. Focus Area of ECE/Additional Minors
Focus in embedded systems. CS minor. 
3. Prior work/research experience
Worked at Nike Inc, Rockwell Collins, Daimler Trucks North America.
4. Favorite electrical engineer
Tesla.
5. Favorite class
ECE473: Microprocessor System Design
6. Favorite programming language
Embedded C.
7. Favorite number system
Unary.
8. What you want to do after college
Get a job as an engineer somewhere.
9. What you'd be doing if you weren't doing electrical engineering 
Be a math professor.
10. Favorite proof
Proof that on any closed loop there exists four points that make up a rectangle.
 
Vice President: Jacob Wood
1. Hometown
Corvallis, Oregon
2. Focus Area of ECE/Additional Minors
Integrated Circuits, Embedded Design
3. Prior work/research experience
Basketball Coach, Undergraduate Researcher (AMS group)
4. Favorite electrical engineer
None.
5. Favorite class
ECE473: Microprocessor System Design
6. Favorite programming language
C.
7. Favorite number system
Hexadecimal.
8. What you want to do after college
Work in industry, potentially R&D
9. What you'd be doing if you weren't doing electrical engineering 
If I could do anything I would be traveling.
10. Favorite proof
None.
 
 
Treasurer: Brendan Young
1. Hometown
Penang, Malaysia
2. Focus Area of ECE/Additional Minors
Integrated Circuits, RF Communications
3. Prior work/research experience
CEOAS-Robotic Oceanographic Surface Sampler
4. Favorite electrical engineer
Nikola Tesla
5. Favorite class
ECE 323: Electronics II
6. Favorite programming language
C
7. Favorite number system
Binary
8. What you want to do after college
Graduate school
9. What you'd be doing if you weren't doing electrical engineering 
Most probably Computer Science.
10. Favorite proof
Not really a proof but, Euler's Identity.
 
 
Web Correspondent: Mackenzie Johanesen
1. Hometown
Eugene, Oregon
2. Focus Area of ECE/Additional Minors
Power Systems and some Computer Engineering, with a Computer Science Minor
3. Prior work/research experience
FEI Company for MECOP Internship
4. Favorite electrical engineer
Nikola Tesla
5. Favorite class
ECE473: Microprocessor System Design6. Favorite programming language
C
7. Favorite number system
Hexadecimal
8. What you want to do after college
Become a famous musician, or more likely go to graduate school.
9. What you'd be doing if you weren't doing electrical engineering
I’d like to study English literature.
10. Favorite proof
Proof that the sum of all positive integers is equal to -1/12.
 
 
Corresponding Secretary: Markus Woltjer

1. Hometown
Wilsonville, Oregon
2. Focus Area of ECE/Additional Minors
Most likely finishing a major in CS, maybe statistics, maybe ECE. Focus area is data science and machine learning.
3. Prior work/research experience
Research in Wood Science (experimental physics actually), going to be researching in data science and machine learning moving forward.
4. Favorite electrical engineer
Alan Turing whether or not he qualifies, because he qualifies in my heart.
5. Favorite class
CS420 Graph Theory
6. Favorite programming language
Python
7. Favorite number system
Base 1, 0, and 10
8. What you want to do after college
There's a cool futurism and internet of things internship at Autodesk in Portland. More likely grad school at UBC in Vancouver.
9. What you'd be doing if you weren't doing electrical engineering
Marine Biology and bioethics are very close to my heart.
10. Favorite proof
The proof of infinite primes.