Welcome! Here's a little bit about myself...

Hello, my name is Ben Petersen. I am currently a freshman at NC State and am pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Growing up, I always enjoyed building things, working with tools, and solving problems. This was what led me to decide I wanted to be an engineer. NC State provides so many different departments and majors, it was (and still is) difficult to decide which one was for me. I am most interested in the hands-on aspects of Mechanical Engineering, but I am also considering Electrical Engineering as a second choice.

Since my freshman year of high school, I have collected several instruments. Starting from when I bought my first guitar in October 2011, I have acquired an acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, and cello. I enjoy the challenge that comes with learning a new instrument, especially on my own. Having many instruments around the house is also very inspiring--if I have a tune in my head, I am able to just sit down right there and play it. My instruments allow me to be creative and experiment musically, which I believe to be their most valuable trait.


Here's a link to my resume...

    How to Make a Pepperoni Pizza

  1. Work pizza dough into a large, thin pizza crust
  2. Ladel tomato sauce onto pizza dough
  3. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese evenly on top of tomato sauce
  4. Place pepperoni slices across the top of the cheese
  5. Bake pizza for about 10 minutes at around 450 degrees F
  6. Enjoy!

My Classes (Fall 2015)

Class Grade Expected
MA 242 B-
CH 101 A
E 115 S
PSY 200 A+
EC 205 A-

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