Doran Mackowski

What are your majors? Mechanical engineering major, certificate in engineering thermal energy systems

Expected graduation: May 2022

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? I have been interested in the environment for as long as I can remember. I was raised in an environmentally conscience household at a time where environmental issues were constantly at the forefront of media, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, greenhouse emissions, etc. I have always appreciated nature and the outdoors and love to hike and camp.

Something else about you? My decision to return to school was in large part based on a desire to serve. I feel that almost every aspect of engineering can have significant environmental impact, from design and material selection, to production processes, to the end use. I would like to devote my professional life to using technology to mitigate negative human impact on our environment, likely in the energy sector through renewable energies and efficiency.