Passion for riding roller coasters leads student to thrilling career

Charlie Wickham has loved roller coasters since he first got a K'NEX roller coaster set as a kid. But the senior in mechanical engineering didn't think he could actually enter the industry until later in his career. But his passion for rides led him to make connections and continue designing throughout his time at Iowa State. Now, as he nears graduation, Charlie is ready to combine his love of theme parks with his education in engineering. To read more of Charlie's story visit