From left, Dennis and Constance Keller admire a high-performance bicycle made from bamboo shown by senior Nick Frey, a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering major. Student presentations concluded the daylong event celebrating the dedication of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. (Photo: Frank Wojciechowski)
Knowing he will spend the next two years working in the U.S. State Department, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering major Michael Konialian wanted to prepare himself by working on a senior thesis project at the intersection of engineering and policy.
Kolade and Wood are co-winners of the 2008 Enoch Durbin Prize for Engineering Innovation
A video by Zennen Clifton profiles a camera stabilization platform developed by engineering school classmates Taofik Kolade and Mike Wood for their senior thesis "Camera Stabilization with a Stewart Platform" which earned them the 2008 Enoch Durbin Prize for Engineering Education.
The Harold Willis Dodds Prize was awarded to Thomas Lipp of New Haven, Conn. The award recognizes seniors who best embody the qualities of Princeton's 15th president, Harold Dodds, "particularly in the qualities of clear thinking, moral courage, a patient and judicious regard for the opinions of others, and a thorough devotion to the welfare of the University and to the life of the mind." Lipp, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major, was a peer educator on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and served as president and vice president of the Pride Alliance. He was a member of the engineering honors association Tau Beta Pi and the University Film Organization, and served as a Mathey College undergraduate fellow
From: News at Princeton
Zhen Xia worked at the IBM corporate offices in Somers, N.Y., with senior marketing executives, including Florence Hudson who also earned a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering degree from the Department in 1980. A full account can be found in EQuad News 20 #1 Winter 2007.
Michael Konialian '09 is one of six juniors who were awarded a Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative (SINIS) fellowship. Michael is combining his MAE studies with a Wilson School certificate. The Robertson Foundation will approve the selected scholars in its spring board meeting.
Landis Stankievech, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for two or three years of graduate study at the University of Oxford. Stankievech wants to study philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford, after which he hopes to work on environmental issues.
On Alumni Day, February 23rd Syankievech was awarded the University's highest undergraduate academic honor, the Moses Taylor Pyne Prize.
Among other honors, Stankievech was awarded the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence in 2005 and 2006 and the Manfred Pyka Memorial Physics Prize in 2005.
Need for speed: Engineering propels champion cyclist
by Hilary Parker · Posted October 25, 2007; 08:00 a.m.
Nick Frey sat at rapt attention in his fluid mechanics course last spring, absorbing principles that he would end up applying halfway around the world this fall. The mechanical and aerospace engineering major was conjuring ways to put his newfound knowledge to work in modifications to his racing bike.
Nick Frey, MAE undergrad class of 2009, won the US U-23 Time Trial Cycling Championship last week, and with that won an automatic bid to the U-23 world.
In the NOTEBOOK section of the 18 July 2007 Princeton Alumni Weekly there is a feature article about the junior year "Aircraft Design" course and the student project to design a plane that can fly at Mach 10 between Tokyo and New York in three hours for less that #100,000 per ticket! The course instructor was Kevin Bowcutt, chief scientist of hypersonics and a senior technical fellow at the Boeing Aircraft Company.
Jim Graf '72 who graduated from MAE after completing a senior thesis in Electric Propulsion is now NASA's Deputy Director of the Earth Science and Technology Directorate. Prior to this position he was the project manager for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter which is now returning high resolution photographs of Mars and acting in concert with the Mars reconnaissance rovers.