Class Day 2008
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduated 42 students this year. Many are continuing their studies in graduate schools such as UC Berkeley at San Francisco, Stanford University, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Caltech and Oxford. Other graduates will pursue careers in industry; some as engineers in such companies as the Boeing Company, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CNT Energy, Samsung, and Lockheed Martin. Some graduates will enter the field of management consulting in companies such as Navigant and Pace Harmon or enter the field of finance at Oliver Wyman. One student will teach integrated science at the Urban Prep Academies. Another will conduct research at the Welmman Center for Photomedicine in Massachusetts General Hospital. One student will become a professional athlete playing hockey with the San Jose Sharks.
We are proud to announce that Landis Stankievech has received a Rhodes Scholarship and will pursue further studies at Oxford University next year. Earlier this year, Landis received the Moses Taylor Pyne Prize which is one of the highest general distinctions the University confers upon an undergraduate. The Pyne Prize is awarded for excellence in scholarship, character, and effective support of the best interests of Princeton University.
Daniel Cohen has received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship as well as a National Science Foundation Fellowship and plans to pursue a PhD degree in the UCSF Joint Program in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley/San Francisco.
Clara O’Farrell has received a National Science Foundation Fellowship and will pursue a PhD degree in Controls and Dynamical Systems at Caltech.
Jonathan Glass presented a paper entitled “Design and Analysis of a Single-Stage Hypersonic Concept for Ultra-Rapid Global Travel” at the 15th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference in April on behalf of his co-authors Zachary Glass, Andrew Mackowski, Szymon Plucinski, Sarah Sherman, and Caroline Teichner.
2008 MAE Class Day Awards:
The Sigma Xi Book Award:
The George Bienkowski Memorial Award:
Sarah Delano Sherman and Michael Everett Wood
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Academic Support Award:
Elizabeth Deming Hammar
The John Marshall II Memorial Prizes:
Alexander Loomis Downey for “Design of a Commercially Viable Electric Propulsion System for a Bicycle,”
Zaafir S. Kherani for “Mechanical and Optical Modeling of the Human Eye with Applications to the Development of Predictive Softeare for Corneal Reshaping Procedures,”
Daniel Joseph Cohen for“A Novel Laser Transfer Technique for Cellular Manipulation,”
Rochelle Nyonchan Mellish for “Effectively Scaling the Size of the External Occulter in Order to Test the Terestrial Planet Finder Occulter Option”
The John Marshall II Memorial Prize:
The Team of: Francois Bellamare and David Kohler Johnson
The Morgan W. McKinzie ’93 Senior Thesis Fund Award:
Alexander Mark Fuller
The Enoch J. Durbin Prize for Engineering Innovation
The Team of: Taofik O. Kolade and Michael Everett Wood for their project: “Camera Stabilization with a Stewart Platform”
The Donald Janssen Dike Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
The Team of: Francois Bellamare and David Kohler Johnson for “Open-Ended RF-Sustained Discharge (OERSTED): A Novel Plasma-Based Technique for Sample Ablation and Ionization on Mars”
Clara O’Farrell for “Chasing Eddies and their Wall Signature in Turbulent Boundary Layers”
Class of 2008 WINNERS of the Donald Janssen Dike Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research: Co-recipients:
Alexander Thomas Van Hoek for “Design of an Implantable Biomedical Device for Localized Drug Delivery”
Eric Cary Whitman for “Open-Loop Stability in Legged Robots”
The Morgan W. McKinzie ’93 Senior Thesis Prize. Co-Winners:
Carolyn Ann Brennan for her thesis: “Using Radar REMPI for Remote Trace Species Detection”
Alexander Thomas Van Hoek for his thesis: “Design of an Implantable Biomedical Device for Localized Drug Delivery”
Sau-Hai Lam*58 Prize in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering