Engineer of the Month Hardwires a Bright Future in Electrical Engineering

By: Staci Jones
Date: November 1, 2016

Haley Inniger, electrical engineering junior, is the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Engineer of the Month for November.

Haley Inniger

Growing up intrigued by math and sciences, Haley Inniger knew early on that she would choose engineering as a future career path. Her enrollment in an intro to engineering class in high school helped her to decide which field she would pursue, “I had a series of intro to engineering classes. One of those was a basic circuit and programming class that I loved. When debating on which engineering focus to choose, electrical seemed to be the best fit”.

Analyzing and building circuits is Inniger’s favorite part about electrical engineering. She enjoys the challenge of figuring out how devices operate and function. 

Inniger credits the co-op program to being the main reason she chose to attend UC. She hopes that the two years of work experience she will receive through the program will place her ahead of her job competitors and will also help her to decide which field within electrical engineering she will follow.

When referring to her first two co-op rotations with Ethicon Endosurgery in Blue Ash, Inniger said that she was able to learn a lot about the medical industry. Her third co-op was with Valeo Engine Cooling in Greensburg, IN where she received more hands-on experience and worked on a project for the TESLA M3.  Her last two co-op terms will be located in Germany, where she will be working at the automotive electronics department for Bosch.

Inniger’s proudest achievement is having maintained a spot on the Dean’s List all but one semester of her college experience, while also balancing two executive positions with class and co-op.

She considers the balancing act of classes, co-op and extra-curricular activities to be difficult, but rewarding, “time management has been the biggest challenge I've faced both in the classroom and at work. During co-op, I had multiple projects and timelines to manage, so I had to make sure I got all of them finished in a timely manner. At school, I've had to balance multiple classes, multiple organizations, and find time to have a personal life”.

Her advice to fellow students when it comes to time-management is to refrain from being active in more than three extra-curricular activities. She also advices to keep a planner at hand, “schedule time to study, when your meetings are, and especially schedule time for relaxing. If you don't put that time in your schedule you'll forget to do it and you will get burnt out”.

Though Inniger states that multiple activities can sometimes become overwhelming, she also stated that her extra-curricular activities create her best memories at UC.

“Whether it be movie nights and formals with my Chi O sisters, the conferences with my friends in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), or just spending time with the people I’ve met through these organizations, my best memories have been with the organizations I have been involved in,” said Inniger, “they’ve all made my college experience amazing”.

Upon graduation in 2018, Inniger hopes to work with MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), which are microsensors that can be found in nearly every electronic device, while also applying some of her past co-op experiences by working with MEMS outside of Ohio within the medical field.

On behalf of College of Engineering and Applied Science, congratulations to Haley Inniger on your outstanding achievements thus far and as the November Engineer of the Month.

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