Owen Smith


Hometown: Everett, WA

What is something you wish everyone knew about your major? I wish everyone knew that mechanical engineering can open so many opportunities. Through Falcon Racing — the Baja SAE team — I have learned to work in a cross-discipline environment, lead my peers through difficult problems, and expand my technical knowledge and skillset to jumpstart my career.

What was your most impactful class or professor? Dr. Keene has been a very positive influence, aiding as an advisor with technical aspects as well as general life advice. He is invested in his students and willing to spend time ensuring that students succeed and excel in their pursuits.

How have you grown during your time at SPU? My time at SPU and on the Baja SAE team has allowed me to grow into the well-rounded, adept, and confident engineer that I leave SPU as. I have been fortunate to spend time with quality role models that have allowed me to develop as a leader, I only hope to embody all that I have learned here.