Brad Cooper

October 23, 2019

Zeb DomerDanielle KorporalAngie MayAustin GurleyEthan DavenportRebecca PlantzJJ LaBountyMorgan SaparaMelissa WirtzLily DietzAyasha FariaDustin ArvolaDoug JakubowiczBryan JeffreyJenny (Jackemeyer) and Lucas KruppMadison (Fain) SteffelJaime (McCarrell) HolmesZak KocsisJayson BrennanKatlyn ShergalisNathan GrigsbyBritney BrowningJulia (DeBelly) CarlquistBryce HinaShannon ScottEvan WyseAndrew DeeBrad CooperJared Kline

From an early age, Brad Cooper enjoyed learning how things worked.

Cooper, who graduated from Trine University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, is now working as a gas field engineer for NIPSCO, the natural gas company serving northeast Indiana.

“I always enjoyed tinkering around with things. That’s how I got into mechanical engineering,” said Brad.

He chose Trine because its smaller class sizes allowed him the opportunity to connect with professors. The up-to-date equipment in university laboratories also prepared him for his current work.

“I have used the skills I learned with finding the flow properties and characteristics of natural gas in pipes and through fittings,” he said.

Brad is now able to design more efficient natural gas distribution systems, allowing more people access to affordable natural gas. He also analyzes systems to make sure they maintain safety requirements.

Brad says the small class sizes, personal attention from professors and classroom instruction gave him the skills he needed to thrive.

“They want you to succeed,” he said.

News Information

Read More

All News
Center for Sports Studies

Trine podcast discusses coaching youth

March 2, 2023

A longtime area high school baseball coach and educator discusses the coaching profession and strategies for effectively leading youth in the newest episode of Trine University’s Center for Sports Studies podcast.

Cat Benson PGA

Benson named Indiana PGA president

March 2, 2023

Cat Benson, dean of Trine University’s Ketner School of Business and director of its golf management program, was elected the first female president of the Indiana Section PGA on Monday, Feb. 27.

Bethany Schmitt

Trine student honored at ‘Realizing the Dream’

March 1, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — Bethany Morgan Schmitt, a Trine University sophomore from Fort Wayne, Indiana, majoring in exercise science/pre-physical therapy, was one of 29 first-generation Indiana college students named as a “Realizing the Dream” recipient by the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI).