Nathan Yeager earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 and received a dual master’s in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management in 2012. During his Gannon years he was involved with Pi Kappa Alpha, ASME, Pi Tau Sigma and the InterFraternity Council. He received the Leadership Scholarship and the Academic Excellence Scholarship. He has many fond memories of his time at Gannon but his all-time favorite is Homecoming Weekend. He cherishes the memories of building the homecoming float with his Pi Kappa Alpha brothers and participating in the parade.
Gannon prepared him in many ways for the future. He secured many co-op’s at General Electric (GE) which provided him with hands on experience that accelerated his career. He is grateful for these experiences that many other entry-level engineers may not have had, and believes they gave him an edge in his career. He is currently the Principal Reliability Test Engineer at Omnicell in Pittsburgh, PA. Nathan leads a team of engineers who validate robotic solutions for use in the medical industry. His team tests every design aspect of the robotic platforms prior to their release to customers. This ensures reliability of the robot over time, and promises their customers and patients that they are receiving the best equipment (and therefor the best care) possible.
Nathan is a US Patent holder (US Patent Number 8589002) and recipient of the Jim Bain Customer Value Award at GE Transportation. He resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and Gannon alumna, Dr. Karey Yeager whom he met during a Greek Life function at the University. Together they have a daughter, Torrance (Tori) and a German short-haired Pointer, Remi. Nathan enjoys spending time with his family, especially outdoors. You can often find them at any of the Pittsburgh sporting events rooting on their favorite teams. He is also an active hunter and enjoys his time in the woods with Remi.
Nathan credits his time at Gannon for much of the success of his career. The education he received assisted in securing employment after graduation. His college experience put him in a position to learn more than he ever expected as he was able to apply all the theories he learned in the classroom to projects that have an impact on people’s everyday lives. His advice to students at GU would be: “take advantage of any opportunities to step outside of the classroom and really dig into the profession you're moving toward, it will help you secure a successful future.”
(published March 2017)