ISE at Disney, New Ideas Science Design Video, & Alumni Focus (Dec. 2017)

Oakland University (OU) published a news article profiling two, one current and one former, industrial and systems engineering students that now work for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts in Florida. Kimmy A. Romstad, MI Q ’14, works as a costume inventory manager and graduated from OU in 2014. Romstad is a TBP Michigan Theta Chapter past president and recording secretary.

Emily Coleman, MI Q ’18, is a current student at OU and works in the same creative costuming department as Romstad as an intern with the strategy & metrics team. Read the article for more details on their work at Disney and for an image of the two together.


Mark B. Rober, UT B ’04, has more than 2.5 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, “New Ideas Science Design.” In his most recent video (Nov. 28) he demonstrates how to turn sand into liquid by adding air and fills an old hot tub with the sand and then turns it into a “liquified soup.” In each of his videos, Rober shows exactly how he accomplishes his impressive engineering and science feat.

Rober previously worked for NASA JPL on the Curiosity Rover. He now works for a tech company in San Francisco. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University. Visit his YouTube channel for other videos such as “World’s Largest NERF gun,” “Automatic Bullseye, Moving Dartboard,” and “Hi-Tech Halloween Costumes I Invented.”


A recent “Alumni Focus” profile of Peter R. Dumont, P.E. (ME A ’94), by the University of Maine College of Engineering highlighted his current role as vice president, global strategic projects for Pentair Thermal Management and his undergraduate work at Maine. Dumont graduated with a degree in civil engineering and was the co-founder & president of the Beta Eta Chapter of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.

He has worked for Pentair in Canada as a project director for a grassroots oil sands refinery. Dumont also serves on the board of Trustees and is the President of the Construction Users Roundtable, an international group of owners and contractors focused on improving the construction industry. Click here to read the full article.


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