Jalopnik Contributes to a Student's Beer Fundtingwall10/02/07 12:00pmFiled to: AnnouncementsEric Tingwallfrankfurt auto show53EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIf new contributor Laura Burstein earns the tag of Jalopnik's "girl," I guess I'll claim the title of resident toddler. I'm Eric Tingwall, and I'm one of Jalopnik's new contributors. As a college student, my life seems eerily similar to that of many two-year-olds: Sleeping, eating and playing with cars. I'm currently earning degrees in mechanical engineering and journalism at Michigan State University. After explaining my choice of majors for the past three years, I'm counting on this to be the one place where people don't cock their heads to side, scrunch their noses and wrinkle their foreheads as they ask, "What do you want to do with that?"