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Students in the Spotlight
Students Design a Solar-Powered Hot Spot
Rachel Greenland, mechanical engineering senior worked with her capstone project team to create a solar-powered Wi-Fi hot spot to give internet access to people living off-the-grid.I majored in engineering because I really want to help make change in the world for the good, and I thought engineering would be the best way to do that.
When the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic prevented Scott Bankofier and his team from completing their capstone project as originally planned, they pivoted and worked with their sponsor company to 3D-print face shields for health care workers.Our team recognized the magnitude of this issue and decided that any footprint we could leave on the road to decreasing the number of COVID-19 cases, we were willing to do it.
Sky’s the Limit for Brooke Owens Fellow
2020 Brooke Owens Fellowship recipient Lindsey KoelbelI want to do a job where I can work on a production floor or run tests in a wind tunnel – do anything where I can work with my mind and my hands…. I like the idea of using what I've learned to better the planet.
Dust Storm Research to Increase Safety
Mechanical engineering senior and NASA grant intern Ruby O’Brien Metzger, is part of a team researching the wind and soil conditions behind dust storms, which often present dangerous conditions for Arizona drivers.I met students from everywhere – from the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Canada, England and Argentina. I met students from Africa and Asia. Now I have their business cards!