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Second Annual 30 Under 30: Recognizing the Future Leaders of Manufacturing

Manufacturing Engineering Media Staff

7/1/2014

For the second year, Manufacturing Engineering is proud to celebrate 30 young people under the age of 30 who have demonstrated exceptional talent and leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics—fields that are essential underpinnings to a career in manufacturing. These young people have taken the road less traveled, and we applaud them for it. Full Article

30 Under 30: Jean Oh



Manufacturing Engineering Media Staff

7/1/2014

A lover of science, Jean Oh had always imagined herself going into the medical field. But then, during her coursework at the University of Washington in Seattle, she encountered a roadblock. “I learned I wasn’t good at chemistry,” she joked. That sent her investigating other science-related options. A friend had mentioned that the industrial engineering program “had a good camaraderie” of students, which appealed to Jean, who also had an aptitude for fixing things. Full Article

30 Under 30: Selin Sirinterlikci



Manufacturing Engineering Media Staff

7/1/2014

At 19 years old, Selin Sirinterlikci has already mastered time management, which was necessary in order to achieve all of her academic successes, not to mention her sports accomplishments. “I get involved in everything I am interested in,” Selin explained. “My parents encouraged me to pursue whatever I was interested in, to try it out.” Selin said her leanings toward math, science and engineering were evident from a very young age. Full Article

30 Under 30: Kelly Hentges



Manufacturing Engineering Media Staff

7/1/2014

Engineering today comes with social responsibilities to make the world a better place, and Kelly Hentges, 20, a chemical engineering student at the University of Illinois, epitomizes that fact. From a young age, Kelly was always drawn to science, a fact that was partly influenced by the fact both her parents work in the Engineering Telecommunications industry. Full Article

30 Under 30: Eric Icke



Manufacturing Engineering Media Staff

7/1/2014

At 28, Eric Icke, a program manager at General Dynamics NASSCO, is working on a project that he already believes “is going to be one of the highlights of my career.” He is a critical player in the development and construction of the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containership. Production of TOTE, Inc.’s new Marlin Class vessels began at NASSCO’s shipyard in San Diego in February. Full Article

30 Under 30: Jonathan Grocott



Manufacturing Engineering Media Staff

7/1/2014

Jonathan Grocott clearly has the education and hard skills needed to excel in his position as a numerical control programming engineer at The Boeing Company, but he also shares a personality trait possessed by many other truly successful people—humility. Douglas C. Genord, Jonathan’s colleague, mentor and a technical fellow for Boeing Information Technology in Tukwila, WA, describes Grocott as exceeding everyone’s expectations, being extremely capable, demonstrating leadership skills and sitting at the top of the talent pool. Full Article

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