ZACK PANCZER

engineer intern

WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?
University of Tennessee for Master’s and Bachelor’s

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO ENGINEERING?
I always enjoyed math and physics growing up, and took a liking to structural analysis in the small amount I was introduced to in my freshman year at UT. I was actually a Mechanical Engineering Major when I started college but switched to Civil after my first semester.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN KNOXVILLE? WHY? 
The greenways where I spend a lot of my time running. It’s a huge luxury to have so many public greenways throughout the city to run and train on.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK OR MOVIE?
Pizza Cat is my favorite children’s book

IF YOU COULD HAVE LUNCH WITH ANY ONE PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
My grandfather who past away a few years ago, I have heard so much about him and he is the reason my family is in America after he came here from Hungary by himself as a teenager. I would love to be able to talk to him and hear him tel his life story.

WHAT’S ON YOUR “BUCKET LIST?”
Getting to travel the world

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
Run, watch sports and spend time with my family

WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
My family

IF YOU COULD ONLY EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Pizza

WHAT THREE WORDS BEST DESCRIBE YOU?
Dedicated, family oriented, determined