Wildcats for Life Are Pushing the Limits
At every level of manufacturing, aeronautics and defense, AME alumni are pushing the limits of technology and human progress.
Maybe you built prototypes in the machine shop, or perhaps you met your future business partners at a robotics competition. You’re alumni now. Whether that means getting your startup off the ground or rising through the ranks of Raytheon, Qualcomm or SpaceX, you are crafting the future and helping the next generation of AME students do the same.
Thank you for all you do for UA aerospace and mechanical engineering, for the world, and – someday – for planets near and far.
Classroom to Boardroom
Dave Hutchens, BS 1988, went on to become president and CEO of Fortis Inc., a multi-billion dollar energy company.The problem-solving that you learn in engineering can’t be replicated really anywhere else. The core of the most important things in my career has been what I learned in engineering.
AME Alums Head an NSF Grant-Winning Startup
Roslyn Norman, BS in mechanical engineering, 2020, now engineering manager at Paramium Technologies.The genesis of Paramium would not be possible without the support of the University of Arizona. Since inception, UA has been there for us.
NASA Recognizes Record-Breaking Contributions of Alumnus
After earning his bachelor’s degree in AME, Daniel Wibbenwent on to earn his master’s and doctoral degrees in SIE and work on navigation for the OSIRIS-REx mission, first at the UA and then at KinetX Inc. In 2019, he received NASA’s Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal for his contributions to planetary science.It’s never gotten dull. There are always new things to be working on, new challenges to face and new problems to solve.
Circle of Excellence Award
Ron Rich, BS 1982, worked for Honeywell for more than 30 years before retiring as director of engineering for auxiliary power systems in 2019. The Engineering Design Program awarded him the inaugural Circle of Excellence Award at Design Day 2019.My education here was critical. Both the technical aspects of it and the hands-on learning that I got to do working with a few of my professors.