Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Class of 2018 (Junior)
- Pi Beta Phi
- Learning Assistant for Nason Hall
- Rensselaer Orchestra
- Pratt and Whitney Intern - Summer 2017
The will to succeed means nothing if you don't have the will to prepare.
Take a journey through the history of snowboarding, and learn how a few dreamers with big ideas changed winter sports forever. From their materials and testing, to the physics of how they work, we break down snowboards to their core (literally) for one exciting ride.
This presentation will introduce the importance of the development of alternative energies to reduce America’s traditional dependency on oil. Wind energy will be the focus of the presentation as the technology will be described. The presentation will then focus on the engineering designs of the wind turbines. The hands-on activity will involve the students in designing the wind turbine blades. Sponsored by CURENT Engineering Research Center
This presentation explores architecture through an engineering perspective. The history of structures, fundamental engineering concepts, and a structural analysis of modern buildings are all included. Using these understandings, a look into the future of architecture is possible.
The Engineering Ambassadors will introduce the National Academy of Engineering's grand challenge of providing clean drinking water to the world. Students will learn about our planets natural filtering process, the water cycle, and how a similar process has been engineered to filter our water. A portable solution to providing clean water after natural disasters will be introduced. The student's culminating consists of creating their own gravity filter. This presentation is best suited for an Earth Science class or a Living Environment class, but can also be applicable to a chemistry class.
People rely on the engineering behind the science of sound everyday, whether its through listening to an Ipod, setting up speakers for a public event, or even through hearing aids. And yet, in this digital age, it is not clear to many people how exactly sound is stored in a digital device, what sound actually is, and how sound can be produced electronically. Therefore, this presentation displays and explains the intriguing engineering behind sound and its application in electronic devices.
This presentation starts off by describing what a polymer is and then moves into how engineers play a role in unexpected areas. We discuss polymers that occur naturally and some common examples that everyone has heard of. This presentation then move onto polymers that have been synthetically produced to suit consumer needs. We then move on to polymers that play a huge role in keeping service men and women safe and the advanced engineering behind it.