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Alumni Profiles: Christian Engineers in the World

Calvin Alumn, Tim Lieuwen '95, now faculty at Georgia Tech

A lifelong love of engines and fire has brought Tim Lieuwen to captain a place that, in his words, "is developing innovative, sustainanble solutions for the most pressing energy problems facing our country and the world". Continue reading full article.

Young Alumni Launch Engineering Endowment Fund

young alumni start fund

Raising more than $25,000 in just a few weeks, a group of young engineering alumni has launched a new fund to support engineering research at Calvin. Click here to read full story.

Nate Burgers '99

Nate Burgers '99, has worked all over the world since his graduation.

Laura Rip '06

Laura Rip '06 standing at the South Pole

As an engineering student at Calvin, Laura Rip, 24, never imagined herself doing work in exotic locations. “I had never been on another continent other than North America,” she said.

What interested her [Laura] at Calvin was the study of renewable energy. “I found that I wanted to put my energy into trying to be a better steward of God’s creation by trying to remedy some of the issues we have with pollution. That’s a cause I’m excited about,” she said. — The Spark

Ken Van Dyken '04

Ken Van Dyken '04 on location in Sri Lanka

Ken Van Dyken '04, on location in Sri Lanka, stands beside the water filtration system he worked to simplify. Each filtration unit purifies 10,000 gallons per day, enough for 3,000 people.

Jason Andringa '99

Jason Andringa '99

"My desire to learn, explore and understand the universe to the fullest extent was encouraged by all my professors at Calvin, in science and religion."— Jason Andringa '99

James Andela ex'77 and Cynthia Gelder Andela '80

Cynthia and James Andela

“Friendly glass” is the Andelas’ business, a business seeded 30 years ago in Calvin’s engineering department. Recycled glass coming out of the Andela Pulverizer was as good as sand — in some cases, better.

Charles Spoelhof '51

"Starting as an optical engineer for Kodak in 1954 and retiring as vice president in 1986, Spoelhof helped develop optics, cameras, film and processing techniques used in everything from commercial cameras to reconnaissance missions to space exploration." — The Spark

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  • 95% of Calvin students who take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) pass on their first attempt.
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  • 85% graduate in 4 years.
  • Over the past 5 years, on average, 16% of our graduates have gone directly to full-time graduate school. Many others pursue graduate degrees while working full-time.