40 under 40 — Andrew Heintz
Beta Tau, 2004 — Recognized in: 2018
By day, Dr. Andrew S. Heintz (BT ’04) is an engineering group leader in the Logic Technology Development group at Intel Corporation. He manages a team of process engineers and equipment technicians and drives product output and quality of cutting-edge Intel microprocessors. However, Heintz’s true passion lies in his work outside of Intel.
Introduction to Basic Concepts in Engineering is a college-prep course at Sunset High School in Beaverton, OR, that is targeted towards sophomore and junior year students. The class takes place once per week at night during the spring semester. The course serves the parallel goals of promoting interest in engineering to prospective students and preparing them to succeed in a university undergraduate engineering program by building a foundation of basic knowledge and skills.
Heintz has developed this course, all content and laboratory/”hands-on” activities, and serves as the lead instructor. (The course textbook and supporting lab manual are available on Amazon). Heintz’s end goal is to increase student interest in studying engineering and to keep students enrolled in engineering programs once in college.
In March of 2017, Heintz’s efforts with the Introduction to Basic Concepts in Engineering program earned him the “Everyday Hero” award by local news channel KATU.
Heintz received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University in 2004. He earned a Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Tulane University in 2008. During his undergraduate period at the Beta Tau chapter, Andrew served as Phi (’03). Heintz was awarded the Phi Alpha’s award at convention in 2004. In his time as an undergraduate, he learned many lessons that would later prove invaluable in his career:
“The most significant takeaway from my time with Zeta Psi were the opportunities for developing and implementing leadership skills. Leadership is not the same as management; one can lead and influence a group even when not “in charge.” Knowing how to lead not just from the front, but from within, has served me well throughout both my professional career and my personal life.”