David Laston

David Laston

Major: Chemistry

David graduated cum laude from Franklin College with a degree in Chemistry. While at Franklin, he played collegiate soccer and was a member of the Black Student Union. David attended Trine University for 3 years prior to transferring to Franklin, studying Chemical Engineering, where he also played soccer and was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Upon graduating from Franklin College, David went on to work for Cummins Inc., a diesel engine manufacturer, as a Materials Engineer. His work focused on engine fluid development and analysis, and he had the opportunity to participate in several Research and Development projects alongside senior engineers. This experience led David to ESTEEM with the goal of coupling his technical background and desire for research and development with business expertise that he could apply to a number of different industries.

David is currently working with Trebor International for his capstone thesis project. Trebor International is a unit of IDEX Corporation - a global fluidics leader serving high growth specialized markets such as highly engineered fluidics systems and components, and fire and safety products including the Jaws of Life® family of rescue and recovery tools. His project involves working with Trebor to come up with a mode of predicting failure for their current pumps in the semiconductor industry by employing an Internet of Things model.

After ESTEEM, David hopes to explore opportunities in the consulting world, along with firms in the engineering world.