Jon Barnes

Meet Jon

A mechanical engineering major from Fort Wayne with a love for playing football and chess.

What do you most expect to gain from being part of our scholars program?

Just the opportunity to learn at one of the best colleges in my field while also being supported through the process is enough for me!

How do you spend your free time?

Working out, playing football, playing chess, and watching a ton of YouTube videos on different things that interest me such as renewable energy and astrophysics.

What is the nerdiest thing you do?

Watching hours upon hours of professional chess and playing chess in my downtime.

How do you hope to change the world with the knowledge you’ll gain at Rose-Hulman?

I hope to become a part of the new wave of technological advancements that will bring about more clean energy and a healthier Earth.

How did you know Rose was right for you?

When I took an overnight visit for football, it felt like home for me.
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