Engineering Student and Alumni Stories

There are many reasons to pursue an engineering degree. The field is challenging, fun, hands-on, full of interesting problems and collaborative. But don’t take our word for it. Read what our students and alumni have to say. Their stories are inspiring.

Positive Energy

Kathy French ’97 navigates leadership in her field with confidence and with an inspiring guide: President Klawe.

Alumni Spotlight Awards

The HMC Alumni Association recognizes Melissa Aczon ’93 (math) and Steve Hinch ’73 (engineering).

Midnight Pie

Entrepreneurs fulfill a need and find out what starting a business is all about.

Spread Joy, Feed People

How a pandemic, imagination, compassion, curiosity and engineering converged for an unplanned adventure.

Pre-launch ProjeKt

Andrea Zavala ’21 prioritized nurturing herself as a global citizen before joining the workforce.

The Corner Man

Rafael Alvarez ’86 believes every student is a contender in the fight for college success

Spotlight Recognition Award

The HMC Alumni Association recognizes alumni whose efforts embody “the HMC visionary themes of innovation, leadership and impact through global influence and contributions to society.”

Space to Grieve

Students aim to help health care professionals acknowledge and cope with grief through human-centered design.

Stronger Together

The multi-talented Mary Jessie Celestin ’21 uses a human-centered approach to vitalize her hometown of San Jose