(National Science Foundation)
Students in the Spotlight
Mechanical engineering undergrad Katelyn N. Rees has been named to the Arizona Board of Regents by Gov. Doug Ducey.In assuming this leadership role, I look forward to learning the details of what makes Arizona higher education successful and to positively progressing our universities.
Students Researching the Future of Defense
For his senior capstone project, mechanical engineering major Jeston Rusnak helped develop a Blinding Resonant Incapacitating Throwable Emitter, which acts like a reusable flashbang grenade.You could give this to law enforcement and it could be usable. It's something that sparked my eye, and I can see it in the real world.
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!