Engineering + Law=Career Success
Don Gallo, CE 1974, had some advice for engineering students during a campus visit Feb. 19—consider the law, too.
Gallo added a law degree to his education arsenal after working in environmental engineering 14 years. He now finds himself involved in a myriad of interesting projects, and he possesses the science and legal expertise needed to move them along.
Trine University engineering students, two with environmental engineering minors and two with senior projects in environmental design, listened intently as Gallo described some of the projects with which he has been involved and the environmental issues through which he has navigated as an attorney in the environmental department for Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren in Wisconsin.
He detailed a project which runs thermal wastewater from a plant through a fishery to raise tilapia, and then through a perch hatchery as the water cools, and finally routes the high nitrogen waste water through an urban greenhouse to produce foods in high demand by chefs. "This is already open on three acres in Milwaukee. This was wasted energy," he told the students.
Students eagerly quizzed Gallo on subjects ranging from the process of validating a site clean-up to creating zero-discharge ethanol.
Gallo said his engineering education prepared him well for his professional success. "I had a fabulous foundation here. The world is your oyster," he told the students.