Andrew Fisher entered The College of Engineering and Applied Science as an EASE (Engineering and Applied Science Entrance) student and transitioned into electrical engineering. In the beginning, he knew that he wanted to be an engineer, but wasn’t sure if electrical engineering was what he wanted. The EASE program allowed him more time to decide on an engineering program. As a senior in high school, he found this decision difficult, and his ACT score was low. He knew that this program would allow him to explore what type of engineering he wanted as well as focusing on the basic engineering classes, such as physics, calculus, and other general education classes. In this class, tutors would help him, ask him questions on the material, and administer quizzes. He believes that the class was the reason that he has had such success, without it, he would have struggled with the material.
Electrical Engineering has already surpassed his expectations. In the first year and a half alone, he has worked with electrical components, learned one of the most dominant computer languages, and is familiar with basic components of electrical circuits. Andrew is currently employed by Makino, a Japanese CNC manufacturer. His job is to take a standard Makino machine, and outfit it with custom parts that a specific company has asked for. So far, he has become familiar with AutoCAD, and developed custom circuits on CNC machines. The biggest project he has been involved with is at a facility named Eagle Manufacturing in Florence, Kentucky. He was involved with the set-up of Makino’s machines and ABB robot arms. These components came together to make a line of machines that would take engine block castings, and machine them to company specifications. The picture provided is Makino’s more specialized machines, a T4 type single spindle machine that is typically used in aerospace type applications. This machine is designed specifically for titanium applications.
Andrew Fisher is employed by School of Engineering Education as a tutor for ENED116, 117, 118 as well as a tutor for the Learning Center.