Ready for Success: Ben Wichmann

By University Communications
June 26, 2015
Ready for Success: Ben Wichmann

Photo: Ben Wichmann


Hometown:

Oshkosh, Wisc.

Major:

Computer Engineering

Why did you choose UW-Stout? 

I enjoyed the fact that computer engineering was a hybrid program, which offered experience in both computer science and electronics. Also, the employment rate for graduates was exceptionally higher than other universities I was looking into.

What are the biggest challenges you faced?

There's an immense amount of material to learn in just four years. One of my biggest challenges was developing the mindset and balance to get through my studies while still having a decent college experience.

What stands out about your college experience?

I worked with three great companies: TTM Technologies, Kennedy Space Center and SGI, while still being able to graduate on time.

What's next?

I have accepted a job with Lockheed Martin as a research engineer. I will be working with NASA's Human Research Program, at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The specific program will involve assisting the engineers with implementing proposed experiments that will be conducted on the International Space Station.