We are pleased to welcome Brooke Filipi, Mechanical Engineer, EIT, to our Mechanical Engineering Department in our Fargo office.
Inspired by her older sister who also pursued an engineering career, Brooke earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University. “I always had a STEM-related interest and with my dad and older sister also NDSU alumni, this was the perfect fit for me.”
While working on her degree, Brooke was involved in the Society of Women Engineers and Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society. For her senior capstone project, Brooke participated in the NASA Moon to Mars X-Hab Challenge where she helped design, build, and test a Mars prototype rover capable of generating, storing, and transferring electricity. It had the capability to travel to working rovers in critically low power situations. As a subset of a 12-member team and with a $30,000 space grant from NASA, Brooke was one of five to work on the power generation and storage piece of the challenge. She was in charge of designing and manufacturing the wind power generation and deployment system. During the course of the year, Brooke and her team members gave “checkpoint” presentations to members of NASA who served as mentors and provided feedback on their build of a 8ft wide, 10ft tall rover. Brooke enjoyed the challenge of choosing a project with little restrictions and guidelines towards the final product. “Working alongside two other senior design groups gave me real world collaboration skills as well as some lifelong friends.”
After a successful college career, Brooke says she is excited to start working at EAPC. “The atmosphere at EAPC has been wonderful and everyone has been so kind to me. I am grateful to be joining a team that works well together and is easy to get along with. I am excited to keep learning more about my position and moving forward, I am eager to start working on and leading some projects of my own!”
For relaxation, Brooke enjoys the outdoors, hunting with her dad, going on trips with her friends, and says she is a bit of a book nerd.