Aiste Guden

B.Sc. ’14

Some companies are dream destinations for aspiring engineers. But for Aiste Guden, that dream has become a reality: she works at electric car superstar Tesla Motors Inc. And it all started during her SFU Engineering Science co-op when the quietly ambitious undergrad – who specialized in Computer Engineering –  won a placement at the California-based company.

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Maria Trinh Anderson

B.Sc. ’02

Engineering and healthcare have always been twin, interrelated pursuits for Maria Trinh Anderson. Specializing in Biomedical Engineering during her SFU undergraduate degree, she later worked for a biomedical engineering company before moving on to a medical imaging company. 

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Helia Sharif

B.Sc. '10

Few people can say their first camping experience was on a remote island in the Canadian Arctic. But for SFU engineering science graduate Helia Sharif, pushing space exploration to its limits means also pushing herself to new limits. 

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Thomas Plywaczewski

B.Sc. ’14

Spending his first two months after graduation “looking for engineering jobs 24-7,” Thomas Plywaczewski eventually cooled his career search jets and took a well-earned breather. “It was around this time I showed the motorcycle helmet I had made to my buddy.”

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Mohammad Akhlaghi

B.Sc. ’14

Mohammad Akhlaghi credits a last-minute trip to Whistler as the turning point in his post-SFU career. After graduation and busy with a job at Atimi Software, he took a weekend break to the north-of-Vancouver ski resort, joining a group of friends for a competitive hackathon event. 

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Sunghoon Ivan Lee

B.Sc. (Honours) ’2008

Now a postdoctoral research associate in the Motion Analysis Laboratory of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, Sunghoon Ivan Lee – Ivan to his friends and associates – looks back on his time in SFU Engineering Science as an effective introduction to the skills he now deploys on a daily basis.

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