Fiona Flynn

Role: Member

Major: Civil Engineering

Year: Class of 2019 (Junior)


Pearland, Texas

Extracurricular Activities

  • Terra Cafe Vice President
  • Philippine American League Secretary
  • Alpha Gamma Delta sister
  • LEAP Facilitator


Humanitarian Logistics Other Presenters: Brook Rulewich, Tyler Graf, Andrew Gabbeitt, Daniel Reed, Nickolas Ziter

An increasing number of disasters affecting communities worldwide has prompted the need to better prepare, respond and recover in order to reduce human suffering and loss of life and money. In response to that: the research community is uniting efforts on the investigation, documentation and analysis of recent disasters to better understand the dynamics and particularities of Post-disaster Humanitarian Logistics. The presenters talk about common misconceptions people have of what to donate to survivors and how engineering can be useful in the field of Humanitarian Logistics. Students then simulate a donation drive in a hands-on activity.

Optimizing Traffic Other Presenters: Brook Rulewich

Traffic is an issue that impacts people all over the world every single day and causes a loss of time, resources, and money. In this presentation, we’ll be talking about what causes traffic, how engineers are designing solutions to these problems, and the types of engineers who work directly on solutions. Some of the topics discussed include ride sharing, better design of highways, the use of algorithms, and traffic sensors. It also includes an overview of civil and industrial & systems engineering. This presentation allows students to consider engineering beyond its typical scope – the engineers who optimize traffic aren’t building devices or machines, but designing highways and process to make them more efficient