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Cogan, Devon

Cogan, Devon
Mechanical Engineering

What is the RISE area of interest during your first year and why?: 

I would like to focus on research during my first year in RISE. I worked in a research lab this past summer and really enjoyed the work I was doing. The project I worked on was a long term project for the lab, so I never got to see the finished product. I would really love to continue working with the people in that lab and continue to contribute to the project I started.

What is the RISE area of interest during your second year and why?: 

For the second year, I would like to focus on entrepreneurship. I have always liked the idea of starting a company and being my own boss, but I only thought about it from a business perspective. I had never considered the engineering side of entrepreneurship, so I would really enjoy learning more about the engineering implications of entrepreneurship.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 
  • ASME - Committee Member
  • Thrill Design Club UMD - President and Founder
  • Resident Assitant in Ellicott Hall
  • Research Assistant in the Bio-imaging and Machine Vision Laboratory
What is your cool engineering experience?: 
During Maryland Day 2015, my roommate and I went the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel. It was shocking how fast 25 mph winds are when you face them head on. We even got to see the turbine that generates the wind. It was amazingly massive and unreal to walk between the blades of a jet engine.