Team 14: Coaltrane is comprised two chemical engineers and two mechanical engineers.
Team 14: Brad Hoeksema, Caleb Reese, Ben Markosky, Isaiah DeRose
Isaiah DeRose is a mechanical engineering student from Connecticut. He is graduating in the spring as the first mechanical engineer in his family. He spent the last summer in Bremen, Germany as an intern for Airbus, helping modify the design for cargo loading systems for the A380. He has also worked with the engineering department for two years as the REO intern - maintaining the systems for the Calvin Demonstration Wind Turbine and creating a computer program to store and display data from the Wind Turbine monitoring systems. He is looking to switching fields into sociology or economics for energy distribution.
Brad Hoeksema is receiving a double major in chemical engineering and chemistry at Calvin College. He is from Grand Rapids, MI and in the summer of 2011 had an internship at Vertellus Specialty Chemicals in Zeeland, MI. At Vertellus he did lab work to support the start-up of a new manufacturing process to produce 3-bromopyridine. Brad is looking forward to graduation and is starting a job at Epic Systems in Madison, WI in June.
Ben Markosky is a senior chemical engineer from Grand Rapids, MI. Last summer he had the opportunity to work as a research assistant in the chemistry department of Calvin College performing various tasks including experiment design, operation of a high powered laser, and data analysis. Ben also has a position in the ENGR department at Calvin as a student grader. Ben enjoys brewing and drinking craft beer as well as playing tennis and road biking.
Caleb Reese is a senior Engineering major graduating with a Mechanical concentration. He is originally from Midland, MI and attended a university in Nashville, TN before transferring to Calvin College. This past summer he had a research position with Professor Heun of the engineering department, and plans to continue working in research this coming summer. Caleb still has a semester of school left in the fall, and plans to maybe attend graduate school for Material Science or Physics after graduation.