Brady Two Bears

Brady TwoBears, Jr.

Environmental & Ecological Engineering, Sophomore

Hometown: Navajo Reservation, Flagstaff, AZ 

Why did you choose to study engineering at Purdue?

I heard that Purdue University had a good mechanical and aerospace engineering program which I was interested in at the time. Also, tuition comparisons with other schools played a huge part in my decision. 

What do you like about the Purdue community, as a whole?

What I like about Purdue is the fact that there are so many opportunities to be engaged in the community. There’s hundreds of clubs and organizations that can include volunteering, community outreach, philanthropy, etc. 

What have you enjoyed most about your time at Purdue and Purdue Engineering?

I enjoyed the classes that included group work in classes like ENGR131 and CHM116. The reason for this being that I could meet new people and learn how to work as an engineer. 

What kinds of things are you involved with on campus?

One organization that I am involved with on campus is the Native American Educational and Cultural Center. At the cultural center, we host cultural events every week, and serve to educate students on Native American history, tradition, and culture.

What kind of extracurricular, work/internship, volunteer experiences have you had?

I served as the Community Service Chair for my fraternity Kappa Delta Rho, which included coordinating and attending volunteering events in the West Lafayette and Lafayette community. Another volunteer experience I have is with Purdue Boiler Gold Rush as a Team Leader in 2018. 

What advice do you have for minority engineering students?

My advice is to limit yourself to a specific engineering focus right away. If you think you might want to do a physics relate focus, look into aerospace or mechanical engineering. If you think you want to do a chemistry related focus, look into chemical or environmental engineering. Also, don’ t be afraid to change majors either, I started out wanting to do civil engineering, but then decided to choose environmental engineering.

Brady TwoBears, Jr. is 100% Native American, belonging to three tribes: the Navajo tribe, Lakota-Sioux tribe, and the Ho-Chunk tribe.

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