Islands in the Street

About the Team

Todd Jacobs

Todd Jacobs is a senior engineering student at Calvin College with a concentration of civil/environmental engineering. He worked this past summer as a intern for Kent County Road Commission. He expects to enter the workforce following graduation in May.



Matthew Smith Matthew Smith studies Civil/Environmental Engineering at Calvin College. His hometown is Griffith, IN, but he currently lives with his wife in Grand Rapids, MI, during their final year at Calvin. Over the last two summers, he has interned with a large steel-producing company called ArcelorMittal, in East Chicago, IN. During his time there, he experienced various aspects of environmental engineering, including regulations put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency and Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Because of his studies and internship experiences, Matthew is interested in continuing with environmental engineering as his career, especially related to water resources.


Daniel Starkey Daniel Starkey is studying civil/environmental engineering at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is from Columbus, Ohio and got married in January of 2012. He studied abroad in the Netherlands for a semester and he hopes to return someday to work there. He interned last summer in Dublin, Ohio at a mid-sized civil engineering consulting frim called Hull & Associates, Inc., and he has now accepted a full-time position there. He is excited to work for Hull & Associates, Inc., and he looks forward to using his engineering schools within the work force.


Corey Van Dyk Corey Van Dyk is a senior engineering student at Calvin College with a concentration in civil/environmental engineering. He grew up near Chicago and worked in Grand Rapids this past summer as an intern in the traffic division of URS Corporation. He is excited to continue his education this fall at the University of Texas at Austin by studying and researching within the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program.