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Aaron, Stephen

Mechanical Engineering

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

During my first year, I would like to focus on Research in order to put into practice some of the concepts I have learned thus far. I would also like to work more closely with a professor in order to deepen my understanding of these concepts. This will also help to shape the direction I want to take my career.

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

In my second year, I plan to focus on Entrepreneurship. At this point, I believe I will have a much better idea of what I would like to do with my degree and I will be interested in finding ways to creatively apply what I am currently learning. I believe the Entrepreneurship track will help me develop ideas and find ways to market them.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

I am involved with the Terrapin Works team as part of the Keystone 3D printer maintenance team. That work is very flexible and allows me to shape my schedule as I see fit.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

Some of the most interesting stuff thus far has come from being able to design my own projects and then print them immediately as part of the Terrapin Works Team. In doing this, I am able to prototype something very quickly and find any bugs and fix them. Coupling the ability to prototype with a coding an Arduino allows me to make my ideas work and come alive much quicker.