Nickolas Ziter

Role: Recruitment/ Social Chair

Major: Chemical Engineering

Year: Class of 2017 (Senior)

Hometown

Las Vegas, Nevada

Extracurricular Activities

  • Alpha Chapter of Theta Xi Fraternity
  • Hockey

Favorite Quote

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."-Winston Churchill

Presentations

Engineering A Solution: The Chemistry Behind Oil Spill Cleanup Other Presenters: Michael Wentworth, Samantha Bliss

An overview of how oil spills affect ecosystems that directly affect our lives and how engineers are working with scientists to develop new technology to quickly and effectively recover these ecosystems from oil spill disasters.

Humanitarian Logistics Other Presenters: Khalil Drayton, Daniel Reed, Andrew Gabbeitt, Tyler Graf

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.

Digital Sound Other Presenters: Denver Overend, David Glowny, Mallory Gordon, Timothy Spafford

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.