Casey Engstrom

2019 Inductee

About Casey Engstrom

Casey Engstrom is a 1992 Missouri S&T graduate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and played on the women’s basketball and track & field teams. Following graduation, Casey earned two master’s degrees in engineering from Purdue University and medical engineering from the University of Washington.

At Missouri S&T, Casey was part of the women's basketball team and a "pioneer" on the women's outdoor track team as a thrower. She played center on the basketball team and holds a school record for field goal percentage. In track, she was a MIAA conference champion, outdoor track MVP, and twice went to the NCAA Division II national championships for the javelin.

Professionally, she has worked as an engineer across various industries. While a student, she interned at Motorola in Chicago in mobile communications.  Her first job after graduating MS&T was at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich.  She got to work with a solid group of Rolla graduates over 10 years there, and a highlight was testing powertrain electronics on F-Super Duty diesel trucks all over the country.

In 2002, she moved to Seattle to raise a family and worked part-time for vascular medical device manufacturer, Hokanson, and infrared imaging technology supplier, Sierra-Olympic Technologies.  For 5 years she was a quality engineer and supplier quality manager at Precor, a cardio fitness equipment manufacturer, where she did a lot of international traveling to audit suppliers.  Then Casey worked at clinical diagnostics manufacturer, Bio-Rad Laboratories, as ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and ISO 14971:2016 Lead Auditor.

Casey currently has her “dream job” as a design quality engineer at Philips Healthcare in Bothell, Wash. in Therapeutic Care, Emergency Care and Resuscitation.  She is also a guest lecturer for the UW Biomedical Regulatory Affairs graduate program.

In her personal life, Casey and her wife, Liz, have two sons who also are interested in engineering. As a family, they attend PNW MS&T alumni events every St. Pat's. More than any career highlight, it has been the friends she made at UMR that have meant the most. People she respects, loves, and counts on personally and professionally. She is proud to be a Miner and advocate for the university. Casey is grateful for her experience as a student athlete at Missouri S&T and the doors it opened.