Hi there! My name is Pietro Coso, and I am a junior at Purdue Northwest!
Education & Professional Experience
I’m currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. Beyond that, I’ve been interning in a Manufacturing company for almost a year, where I’ve designed over 400 new parts and created 2 manufacturing standards!
Dreams and Goals
I’m originally from Brazil, and I moved to the United States 3 years ago, at 17. My dream, when I was a kid, was to dream a firefighter, and since then, my dream has evolved into becoming a fire protection designer/engineer!
I don’t plan on pursuing a Master’s in any engineering application right now, but in the future, I plan on pursuing an MBA!
I was inspired to become a fire protection engineer because of my father, who worked in the field for many years and taught fire protection classes at Texas A&M!
One of the projects I’m most proud of was done at school, for my Engineering Drawing class: we used a 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to create a diesel engine cylinder! It was really cool to be able to organize this project and develop the parts.
This is the finalized 3D CAD model of our engine, before rendering!
I don’t have much repair experience, but I’m here to learn! I think of this is as a challenge to myself to learn new things and learn to enjoy fixing them!
The only big project I’ve ever built was my home desktop computer, shown below:
When I’m not stressing about thermodynamics or finishing that paper that’s due in two days, I love playing video games (on the computer I built), hiking, and travelling! I’ve been to 4 continents, and within the United States, I’ve visited 14 states!
One of my favorite places that I visited within the U.S. has to be the Smoky Mountains (where my profile picture comes from), definitely breaks the monotone terrain of Northwest Indiana!