Name: Scott Hall
Years of experience: 4
A fun fact about myself: I like to mountain bike
A single word to define me: Motivated
I would be lost without: Coffee
When did you know you wanted to be an engineer?
It was my junior/senior of high school when my cousin who was studying environmental engineering at MSU showed me all the cool projects he was working on … biofuels, natural lakes and stream biology, etc.
What’s been your favorite F&V project to work on and why?
I enjoyed helping on the Northport Point drinking water system because it was an innovative water plant in a unique location. I also recently completed my first design project for the City of Big Rapids screw pumps. It was exciting to see a design concept that I helped create successfully be constructed.
How do you feel are you making a difference to the engineering industry/community?
I enjoy establishing personal and professional relationships with our clients. I enjoy working with them to solve problems that affect the community they live in. Even though the general public does not see much of the work we do, I know it has a direct impact on every member of the community.
How has a mentor helped you grow as an engineer / how have you helped an engineer grow in their career?
I have had many different mentors throughout my career, and I have tried to gain input and advice from many different professionals, including those outside the engineering field. Listening to their experiences, successes and failures, has provided invaluable input towards my career.
If you could work on any project (future or past – and doesn’t need to be F&V) what would it be and why?
It would have been cool to design the Roman aqueducts. Not only were these structures beautiful displays of the architecture and engineering designs, they were also a huge advancement in the developing world.
What are you most looking forward to in 2020? (career-wise or in general)
Currently, I am most looking forward to my upcoming snowboard trip to Montana and camping trip to the Upper Peninsula this summer.