Alumni and Friends

5 Under 35–November 14, 2018

Five Michigan Tech alumni who are following their dreams visited campus to inspire and energize. They spoke about their experiences at Michigan Tech and how those prepared them for success after graduation.

The event for this year took place on November 14. To share your story or a fellow Tech alum's story, please contact us.

Alumni Speakers 


Ben Almquist ‘04 Materials Science and Engineering is an assistant professor in Bioengineering at Imperial College London. Ben leads a research group that straddles the interface between nanotechnology and biology. His research has led to recognition as a 2017 Emerging Investigator by the journal Biomaterials Science, along with invited talks around the world at conferences such as the World Economic Forum. Read more.


 Sarah Carlson

Sarah Carlson ‘03 Chemistry is an assistant professor of surgery at Boston University and a vascular surgeon at the Boston VA Medical Center. She has a passion for complex aortic aneurysm repair and mentoring young surgeons in training. Read more.



 Kevin Moran

Kevin Moran ‘10 Mechanical Engineering manages manufacturing operations and is the lead mechanical designer at H3D gamma, a new company working to revolutionize the way we identify and localize gamma-ray sources. Prior to his current position, he worked for Manoj Bhargava, the founder of 5 hour energy, and scaled Mt. Denali during its worst summit in 30 years. Read more.



 Amy Storer

Amy Storer '10 Social Science is an Intelligence Analyst for Homeland Security Investigations in Savannah, Georgia and is a professor of American Government at Savannah State University and the College of Coastal Georgia. She earned two master’s degrees from Harvard University '17 and Johns Hopkins '12. Read more.



 David Vennie

David Vennie ‘05 Electrical Engineering is a partner in Worldwide Power Products (WPP) in Houston, Texas,  a top provider of power-generation solutions to clients around the world. He has worked at WPP for eight years and is the Vice President of Sales and Engineering. Read more.