Wildcats for Life Are Pushing the Limits
Finding Strength in Water
Former UA swimmer and recently certified scuba instructor Justine Schluntz, BS/ME 2009, was the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year and a Rhodes Scholar whose doctoral research at Oxford University focused on harnessing tidal energy. These days she is teaching UA classes like heat transfer and fluid flow.I love exploring…ideas, exploring places…I love meeting new people and making deep connections.
Chris Lewicki, BS/AE 1997 and MS/AE 2000, made a giant leap from NASA to Planetary Resources. Now he’s CEO and president of the world’s first asteroid-mining startup.Our mission is expanding the economic sphere of humanity off the surface of the planet.
Inspiring Women in STEM
Sara McCoy, BS/ME 1993, is the first woman ever to manage a plant for the Salt River Project. She oversees the Agua Fria Generation Station, which provides power to more than a million customers in the Phoenix area.I wanted to become an engineer to solve problems and set a good example by exceeding people’s expectations.
Rising to Power
David Hutchens, BS/AE 1988, is president and CEO of Tucson Electric Power, sister company UniSource Energy Services and their parent company, UNS Energy. The man who once dreamed of becoming a pilot is now a champion for renewable energy.We’re really here to improve the quality of life in our community.
Reach for the Stars
Woody Spring, MS/AE 1974, who trained with astronaut Dick Scobee, another AME alumnus, has made a career out of doing things most people only dream of – including flying 200 miles above Earth at 17,500 miles per hour.If you want to do it, go for it.
Saving Lives on the Seas
Anthony Mulligan, BS/ME 1988, is CEO of Hydronalix, a company that manufactures robotic rescue boats. He has received a number of awards for his inventiveness.EMILY is basically a UAV without wings, a smaller prop and it’s waterproof.
Gliding into the Stratosphere
As CEO of the Perlan Project, Ed Warnock, BS/AE 1968, saw the organization’s experimental glider soar above 52,000 feet, a record altitude for an aircraft without an engine.We will continue to strive for even higher altitudes.
Steaming into the Grand Canyon
Eric Hadder, BS/ME 1995, turned a childhood dream and love of locomotives into a career when he signed on with the Grand Canyon Railway 20 years ago.It’s like operating a time machine.