New board member will foster the next generation of engineers

Kyle Oraskovich

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Oraskovich, P.E., to the Board of Directors of Engineering Alliance Foundation Minnesota.

Kyle joined Enbridge in 2013, where he supports operations throughout Minnesota as a field engineer/regional engineer. Before joining Enbridge, Kyle designed and managed high voltage powerline projects with Great River Energy. He holds a degree in civil engineering with a minor in construction management from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Kyle discovered Engineering Alliance Minnesota—formerly called the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE)—while pursuing his degree. “As I learned more about MnSPE, I felt it was a good way to keep involved with industry news and be part of the continuing education opportunities MnSPE offers.”

When Kyle saw the invitation to join the Board of Directors of Engineering Alliance Foundation Minnesota, he was intrigued.

“I was looking for a way to become more involved in the community and the industry. I felt it was a good opportunity to connect with peers and also contribute to a good cause.”

Kyle’s interest in engineering stems from his enjoyment of country life while growing up in Clearbrook, a small town in northern Minnesota’s Clearwater County. Engineering proved the right fit for his passion for the outdoors and commitment to personal and professional excellence.

Map highlighting Clearwater County, MN
Clearwater County
(source: Wikimedia Commons)

“I always wanted to push myself and I felt engineering would provide an opportunity to use my skills and interests in a challenging career,” Kyle says. As a civil engineer, he supports outdoor projects ranging from roads to bridges to pipelines. Now, as a board member of Engineering Alliance Foundation Minnesota, he will bring his professional skills to create opportunities for students to study engineering fields and establish a career.

Meet the other members of the board of directors here.

Through fundraising and affiliations with partner organizations, Engineering Alliance Foundation Minnesota provides scholarships, grants, sponsorships and materials to support the education of students pursuing engineering as a career, as well as the continuing education of professional engineers.

Want to get involved? Learn more about how volunteering with Engineering Alliance Foundation Minnesota can help you reach your professional and civic goals.

Join the MPEF Board of Directors or Development Committee

Access, opportunity, engineering – and you!

The Minnesota Professional Engineers Foundation is committed to expanding our mission work in the community. We’ve been providing scholarships, early career support, and activities such as MATHCOUNTS in Minnesota for decades, but there is much more to do.

Opportunity: We invite volunteers to join one or both of two groups to guide strategy and advocate for the Minnesota Professional Engineers Foundation:

Commitment: 5-6 hours per month, including one meeting every other month

This is a great opportunity to meet other people committed to broader access to engineering and other STEM-related education, and create new opportunity in our community.

Ready to help out? Get in touch!

Serving as an MPEF board member or on the Development Committee not only supports the work of MPEF, but is also a huge opportunity for both personal and professional growth for each board member.

You will meet people you likely never knew before – from different industries, varying engineering disciplines and diverse backgrounds – each with their own reasons for serving. Alongside your new colleagues, you will hone important skills like communication, group dynamics and leadership while you join forces to continue to grow the impact of MPEF.

Mary Detloff, Executive Director, Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers