Cameron Trentz

Cameron Trentz
Who are you?

    -Name: Cameron Trentz

    -Major: Computer Science and Engineering

-Minors/Certificates: Mathematics and Business

    -Year: Sophomore

    -Hometown: Bettendorf, IA

What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming freshman?

Form relationships and surround yourself with individuals who have similar goals. Building a reliable network of friends will make the first year a whole lot easier and bring out the best in you.

What organizations outside the college of engineering do you belong to?

My freshman year I was the president of BASH, which is student government for Burge Hall. I am currently a member of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and the Newman Catholic Student Center.

How are you an "engineer ... and something more"?

Last year I worked as an usher at Hancher Auditorium where I met some great people and saw many terrific performances. This year I am a Resident Assistant in Burge Hall. I also love to cheer on the Green Bay Packers. My family has season tickets and I’ve been attending games my entire life. GO PACK GO!

Is there something else you'd like to tell us about yourself?

My family spends much time outdoors. In fact, many of our vacations are planned around hiking. We have visited numerous national and state parks across the U.S.

What is your favorite part about being a student at The University of Iowa?

The College of Engineering fosters a sense of belonging and community inside a major research institution. This unique environment provides students with the opportunities and resources offered at large universities while also supplying accessible professors and individualized experiences.

Who is your favorite professor and why?

It’s tough to pin down one professor. I have come across a handful of invested, genuine University of Iowa faculty members so far. I can assure you that every professor in the College of Engineering is willing to help students succeed.

What has been your favorite course?

Introduction to Engineering Computing marked the first time I was exposed to programming. This course guided me down the CSE path. I also enjoyed Computer Science I: Fundamentals, which allowed me to extend the knowledge base I built in Engineering Computing.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time at The University of Iowa?

Attending intimate rock concerts in downtown Iowa City, spending Saturdays at Kinnick, playing tennis, watching movies, and working out at the Rec.