Connor Zendzian

Class of 2021-2022

Villanova University, 2021
Mechanical Engineering

Why I chose ESTEEM ?

I chose ESTEEM because I wanted to study in an environment that would allow me to strengthen my entrepreneurial business acumen while allowing me to stay connected with technology and innovation.

My capstone project and why I'm excited about it ?

I will be working with Dr. Nosang Myung at Notre Dame to build a startup from his revolutionary “electronic nose” technology. Throughout this process, I will be researching and choosing a market, determining the final form factor of the product, and pursuing funding at the local, state and federal level.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM ?

After ESTEEM I hope to use my love of technology and innovative mindset to work in an R&D or product development role. I believe that ESTEEM will provide me with the experiences and tools to thrive in a startup or corporate environment.

What I like to do when I'm not working ?

When I’m not working I prefer to escape to nature. As a New Hampshire native, I love to hike in the summer and ski in the winter. I also have started to develop a passion for rock climbing and will be working at the climbing gym on campus. In addition to being outside, I am an avid baseball fan and concert-goer.