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Trimble returned to the University for his final year, but had a job offer at Nest waiting for him the following spring. Midway through his senior year, there was exciting news. Tech giant Google announced its purchase of Nest.

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David Holt graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering before completing a law degree. He cofounded miVoyce.com, a startup company that helps consumers navigate the bureaucracy of healthcare bills.

A few months later, Trimble returned to the company as an embedded systems engineer. He writes software programs for products such as the Nest thermostat, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and web camera.

He no longer manipulates lights and sounds to make people gasp, cry, cringe, or laugh. But in a sense he is still playing to the crowd. “I certainly do have an audience—a much larger one!” he said.

Inventing Tomorrow, Winter 2016 (Vol. 40, No. 1)  

College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Drive, determination and a CSE education pay off for young alumni; CSE re...

Inventing Tomorrow, Winter 2016 (Vol. 40, No. 1)  

College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Drive, determination and a CSE education pay off for young alumni; CSE re...