Andrew Sullivan, 48

Instructor, Process Plant Technology

Billings, Montana

 

Andy Sullivan

 

March 31, 2017

 

By Blair Koch, University Relations and Communications, 657-2269

 

Process Plant Technology Instructor Andrew Sullivan knows kids will enjoy the experiment he has planned for Saturday’s Girls-n-Science. His 12-year-old twin daughters have done it multiple times. 

 

Andy Sullivan

Girls-n-Science is an annual Montana State University Billings Extended Campus event taking place from 12:30 p.m., to 4 p.m., April 1, at Alterowitz Gym on the University campus.

 

Sullivan, who has taught at City College since 2013, has been a part of the event even longer.

 

“I got involved with Girls-n-Science while working for Exxon,” he said. “We brought a little generator bicycle that was really successful and battle robots. I take pride in having a booth they can enjoy that will hopefully spark an interest in science and technology.”

 

This year, Sullivan designed a project around food processing technology. Participants will get to make chocolate covered raisins using a metal drum powered with a windshield motor.

 

Yes, they even get to eat their tasty creation.

 

“I wanted to create a hands-on activity highlighting neat jobs that young ladies could pursue,” Sullivan said.

 

Sullivan has always been at the forefront of his profession and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was also inducted into the National Academy of Inventors for developing and inventing multiple patents.

 

Prior to joining City College, Sullivan gathered 20 years of refining experience in both technical and operation.

 

He is working on a Master’s degree in Education, as time allows.

 

“I’d always had a long term interest in teaching math or science and thought I would do that at the high school level,” Sullivan said. “It’s been a great opportunity to do something new and exciting.”