ECE Student Seminar

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Date: October 12th, 2020
Time: 12:30pm-1:20pm
Remote BlueJeans delivery: (recommend joining at least 5 mins early, to take care of any technical problems) https://bluejeans.com/284521515
Meeting ID: 284 521 515
Participant Passcode: 2916
Speakers: Allison Miller, Dan Forman, and Tyler Fontenot
Speakers’ Affiliation: Marathon Petroleum Co.
Speakers’ Work Address: P. O. Box AC Garyville, LA 70051

Seminar Title: Electrical Engineering at Marathon Petroleum

Abstract of Talk: This presentation will start with an overview of Marathon Petroleum Company, particularly the Refining sector, and an overview of how a refinery works. Most of the presentation will cover the various roles that Electrical Engineers play within the company, including some specific project examples. Finally, information on MPC’s Co-op/Internship program will be provided. Allison, Dan, and Tyler have a variety of experiences to share throughout the presentation.

Biographical Sketches:

Allison Miller graduated from Louisiana State University in 2003 with a B.S in Electrical Engineering. During college, she interned with Entergy power company. Her first full-time work experience started in Glasgow, Scotland, where she worked in risk management for an engineering firm until 2006. Since returning to Louisiana in 2006, Allison has worked at Marathon Petroleum’s Garyville Refinery. She started out as an instrument engineer managing small projects and worked her way up into project managing larger, multi-discipline projects. In 2018, Allison became an Engineering Supervisor, and has managed both E&I and Mechanical engineers.

Dan Forman graduated in 2011 from the University of Mississippi with a B.S. in
Electrical Engineering. His work experience started with internships as an E&I Engineer
with Northrop Grumman at their location in Pascagoula, MS in 2009 – 2010. After
graduation, Dan began a full-time career with a design engineering firm in Baton Rouge,
LA. He spent seven years as a Project Manager/Design Engineer for the Petrochemical &
Refining industry. For the last two years, Dan has spent his time as a Refining Engineer
with Marathon Petroleum managing various electrical & instrumentation projects.

Tyler Fontenot recently graduated from Louisiana Tech University in May 2020 with a
B.S in Electrical Engineering. During college, he interned with three different companies:
Zachry Group in San Antonio, TX as an Electrical Estimating Intern in 2018, Marathon
Petroleum Co. in Garyville, LA as an Engineering Intern in 2019, and Radiance
Technologies in Ruston, LA as an Electrical Design Intern in 2019. Tyler was hired on to
start his career full-time in July 2020 with Marathon Petroleum as a Refining Engineer.


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