Bryce DeShazer

Bryce DeShazer is a maker. He decided to major in civil engineering so he could create a better future for others. "I want my creations to be things that people appreciate and use, be it a park or a new form of eco-friendly building, I want my work to benefit others."

A junior this year, Bryce chose Mines because of the learning experiences he would gain while here. "I knew that going to this school would be a constant challenge and it would push me to the best of my abilities. But I knew that after that struggle, I would be proud of where I am and the world-class education I received." He is already looking forward to graduation so he can begin making the world a better place.

Because of The Mines Fund, which impacts the Mines community in many ways, Bryce has been able to take advantage of new opportunities that he would not have explored otherwise. "Because of donor's generous support, I have had the opportunity to get hands-on experience with many types of equipment and software that I'll use later on in my career. It is incredible being able to use state-of-the-art equipment in all of my labs and classes. 

When Bryce isn't studying or in class, he likes to take impromptu adventures or work on projects. He considers himself an artist and uses various mediums to express his inspiration, including painting, sculpting, drawing and building.