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From CAPS to a career in electrical engineering

Kristin Yankey was a CAPS engineering student from Fall 2014 through Spring 2016. She is now a sophomore at Kansas State University’s College of Engineering majoring in electrical engineering. Kristin’s interest in electrical engineering started during her second semester at CAPS when she had the chance to create a touch sensitive musical painting for the Innovation Celebration. Kristin credits CAPS for having a major influence and impact on her future career. “If it wasn’t for Mr. Ritter’s digital electronics course, I may not have realized that I wanted to be an electrical engineering,” said Yankey. “He pushed me to become a better version of myself and to become a true innovator.”

Kristin has made the most of her experience at K-State. She was selected as the “Most Outstanding Freshman in Electrical Engineering”, is the treasurer of the electronics design club, the open house chairman for the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, and a Women in Engineering mentor.