Denver Overend

Role: Member

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Class of 2019 (Alumni)

Engineering allows me to use my imagination to make anything I want. I am only limited by my own creativity and drive. As an engineer, the world is my lego box.

Hometown

Rockville Ri

Extracurricular Activities

  • LEAP
  • I-Perssist

Internships/Co-Ops

  • Ametek
  • Legrand, Copper Division

Presentations

The Future of Light 2.0 Other Presenters: Michael Miller, Elizabeth Eckhardt, Leslie Chase, Kianna Brevig, Daniel Reed, Elizabeth Friend, Ian Steenstra, Diana Klyuchnik

The Engineering Ambassadors will present on the applications of digital lighting; Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for a multitude of applications beyond lighting. This includes communications and large scale applications of LED lighting systems. Students will be exposed to technological advances that they probably never imagined and how crucial they are to the electronic devices they enjoy in today’s world. The presentation is suited for but not limited to general middle school class, technology and physics (core, regents and AP) classes.

Nuclear Powered Spaceflight Other Presenters: Dominik Fritz, Amalie Wendelken, Dana Stevens, Carly Nadler, Louis Caponi

Travel to other planets has up until recently only been possible in science fiction media; however, as technologies of the twenty-first century have improved, such a mission is now almost possible. This presentation will examine how different disciplines of engineering (aeronautical, nuclear, mechanical, and more) are needed to produce a complex product like a spacecraft.

Digital Sound Other Presenters: Nikhilas Murthy, Rohan Cherian-Ashe, Amy Reynolds, Casey-Ellen Collette, Liam Fahey, David Glowny, Mallory Gordon, Nickolas Ziter, Brook Rulewich, Timothy Spafford, Jane Edgington, Jonathan Minchala, Alyssa Borges, Samantha Wong, Diana Klyuchnik, Ian Steenstra

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.

Designing A Safe Roller Coaster Other Presenters: Nikhilas Murthy, Louis Caponi, Casey-Ellen Collette, Rachel Stagnitti, Carly Nadler, Amy Reynolds, Andrew Gabbeitt, Skyler Lafemina, Hilary Fiorentino, Frederick Hole, Zoe Westwater, Jane Edgington, Elizabeth Eckhardt, Lily O'Halloran, Jonathan Minchala

Roller coasters are engineering marvels that provide the ultimate physical experience, but some people are fearful to take a ride on one. While there are many reasons, this presentation dispels the myths of poor safety and inherent risk involved with riding roller coasters. Three main aspects are analyzed including the effects of forces on the body, particular track design considerations, and restraining systems implemented on different coaster types.