Jim Evans

Jim Evans

Alumnus, Class of 2012

What made you decide to attend OIT?

OIT is the only school with my major. Renewable Energy is one of the biggest, growing industries in the world. At OIT, I will be at the heart of that growing field.

What is (or was) your favorite class?

American History (up to 1840). Dr. Clark is a very good teacher and the class he instructs opens your mind to new ideas and interpretations of our country's past.

What career do you hope to have after you graduate from OIT?

Id like to be a wind turbine farm engineer and design new gearboxes and airfoils for wind turbines.

What's the best thing about OIT?

The Fraternity: Phi Delta Theta. When I came to OIT, I did not know anyone. Joining Phi Delta Theta gave me the opportunity to make great lifelong friends all across the nation.

Do you have any advice for new students?

Get involved. College life is also about a person's ability to manage their time. Joining a club is a great way to make friends, try something you have always wanted to try, and make your college experience one of the best times of your life.

Evans is the 2009-10 Veteran/Non-tradional senator for ASOIT. The yellow car pictured with him is an electric drag racer in the Oregon Renewable Energy Center lab.