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Dakota Roberson - Wyoming Engineering Society Student Engineer of the Year
August 5, 2013 — Dakota Roberson is a native of Rock Springs, Wyoming, is a senior in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics, and is part of the UW Honors Program. He admits to being the illegitimate love-child of Creativity and Strategy, demonstrated by his scatter-brained accumulation of random interests. An artist, engineer, motocross racer, and avid fisherman at any given time, Dakota is about as eccentric as one can be. However, a passion for signal processing and electric power has given him guidance in his scholastic career, as he will be an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student, researching under Dr. John Pierre at the University of Wyoming, beginning in the fall of 2013.
He has held several intern positions throughout his undergraduate career, and has been a research, teaching, and peer assistant at the University of Wyoming. In addition to his work and scholastic undertakings, he devotes much of his time to various organizations both on and off campus, including Mortar Board, Tau Beta Pi, UW Fly Caster’s Club, and IEEE Power and Energy Society. When he’s not in class, a meeting, or studying, he is likely either fishing or (more likely) riding his motorcycle.
Dakota likes to think that it is impossible to do great things without surrounding oneself with great people. He has been fortunate enough to stumble upon people who are eager to provide support and inspiration, and that put up with his quirkiness without protest. To those people, he is most grateful.