Student Stories

Aaron Foege

Online Degree: Engine Systems

Graduating Year: 2016


In his Master’s of Engineering Engine Systems program (MEES), Aaron Foege was recruited by his peers to join groups creating engines for vast ocean liners, massive power plants and vintage aircraft.

But Foege wanted to create something different from his day-job, his team had an idea for their master’s project that would help the engineering engine systems industry.

Two years later, this idea was patented for Caterpillar Inc. On the patent, listed under “Inventors” are the names Aaron Foege, Derek Tanis and Joseph Roth.

“We had a problem that we had to solve, so we came up with a novel idea to fix that,” Foege said.

To read more about the patent, click here.