UAH student’s engineering video takes top category prize in international contest
Jacob Bryson, a senior at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), has always had a passion for engineering and its ability to improve the lives of everyday people. So when he learned about the National Association of Engineering (NAE) "Engineering for You" video contest, he figured it would be a good way to share that passion. Little did he know he'd end up placing first in the tertiary education category with his submission, The Personification of Engineering.
"A lot of people think engineers sit in a cubicle working on a computer all day, and I think Dilbert plays a role in that!" says Bryson, a Madison native and Madison Academy graduate. "But I view engineering as one of the greatest helping professions out there, so I wanted people to see my video as a conversation between engineers and the people they help."
When he heard about the contest from his sister, a UAH alumna now pursuing a master's degree in biotechnology engineering, Bryson's first thought was that he didn't have the time. He was already balancing a full course load as a double major in industrial systems and mechanical engineering. Not to mention, he had absolutely no experience making videos. "I did not even know that Adobe Premiere Pro existed!" he laughs.