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Sep 01, 2020

Using Mechanical Engineering to Span Industries, Travel the Globe

It would be easy to refer to Botakoz Koshkarova, E ’20, mechanical engineering, as a “Jack of All Trades” when looking at her co-op experiences: she has worked in the medical device, automotive, and robotics industries, in both R&D and manufacturing roles. But for Koshkarova, she simply wants to be “a good engineer.” “I see […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 26, 2020

Industrial Engineering Grad Set to Use Data Analysis on Real-World Issues

There’s a saying about how the journey is more important than the destination. For Varun Senthil, MS ’20, industrial engineering, the destination may not yet be finalized so it’s difficult to compare it to his journey. But his journey, which included an impressive co-op at Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Labs, is far from over.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

May 28, 2020

Students & Alumni Help Create Masks for Front Line Workers

Mechanical engineering student Max Seidel, E’24, and alum Amine El Aymani, E’16, MS’19, have risen to the occasion during the COVID-19 crisis to help create masks for frontline workers.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

May 28, 2020

Industrial Engineering Grad Balances STEM with Pro Cheerleading

Main Photo: Nia Jones, E’20, industrial engineering, part of the first cohort of S-POWER Scholars, achieved the Huntington 100 and will be going to graduate school at the University of California- Berkeley and conducting research as part of the Energy Resources Group. Whoever said, “You can’t do it all,” never met recent Industrial Engineering graduate […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

May 18, 2020

Mechanical Engineering Senior Aims to Help Those in Need

The S-POWER scholars program helped Juan Mesa, a rising senior studying mechanical engineering, find a true community and gave him the opportunity to become the best version of himself.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Apr 10, 2020

Providing Face Masks to Front Line COVID-19 Workers

Mechanical Engineering alumni Mostafa Lotfi and his two cousins who co-founded Lacerta Group Inc., have converted the focus of their company that normally manufactures plastic packaging into making face masks to help the front line workers of COVID-19.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Mar 24, 2020

Medical Inventor with a Sense of Purpose

MIE Alum Bob Rioux, E’85, has used his mechanical engineering knowledge to develop 110 patents for medical devices to help solve difficult medical problems.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Mar 23, 2020

Working with the Peace Corps to Develop Sustainable Practices in Senegal

After he graduated, MIE Alum Tavish Fenbert, E’18, joined the Peace Corps to help people in Senegal as an agroforestry volunteer.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering