A different path to an engineering degree

August 15, 2022

Taking a year away from her University of Minnesota program to work at a pulp and paper mill was a benefit to Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major Lauren Stach. The  BBE student is glad she took an unusual path.

“It’s okay to take a few left turns in college,” says the senior, who has just a few credits left until she officially completes her degree requirements.

Among the benefits of the “co-op” year she took as a sophomore: she has friends from three years of her small, competitive program. One of them, Maddi Johnson, says: “She’s just going to be very successful.” Johnson notes that Stach also has work experience from this summer at Sun-Opta to add to her job-seeking resume. Continue reading the full story here.