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Get to Know: Trevor Trouchon

November 20, 2018
Trevor Trouchon mugshot
Trevor Trouchon was the computer engineering nominee for WES Student of the Year.

Each year, departments in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wyoming nominate their top graduating senior for the Wyoming Engineering Society Student Engineer of the Year honor. The WES Scholarships and Awards Committee will review written nomination forms and interview each candidate to select the Student Engineer of the Year.

Name: Trevor Trouchon
Hometown: Gillette, Wyo.
Major: Computer Engineering

Why did you choose UW for your education? I chose UW for its location. It’s conveniently close to my hometown, and Laramie has great access to outdoor activities. Laramie isn’t too big either, yet it’s a short drive from bigger cities when that’s needed.

Why did you want to study engineering? In high school, I worked extensively with microcontrollers, designing circuits and writing software. I decided this was something I wanted to do after playing with my first Arduino. I couldn’t decide if I liked hardware or software more, so I chose the middle path and went with computer engineering.

What sets UW engineering apart? I’m impressed with our faculty and our access to resources.

Do you participate in any extracurricular activities? I’m a part of International Electronics and Electrical Engineers. I’ve also worked at a part-time software development internship for the last three years.

What are your post-graduation plans? I don’t currently have any set plans for after I graduate. I’ve been working an internship for the past 2.5 years, and I’ll have an opportunity to go on full-time with that company. I’m also applying to grad school and entertaining an entrepreneurial path. Over the next few months, I’ll make my decision on which path I want to take. Right now, I’m just trying to put myself in the best position I can in order to make that decision.

What are some of your thoughts on being the department nominee for such a prestigious honor? I’m very excited to represent my department for this award. I’ve put my best effort into my education, and I’m happy that my department thinks I’ve done well. I’m humbled that they’ve selected me as their nominee.

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