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Sauerbrunn, Christine

Christine Sauerbrunn
Major: 
Mechanical Engineering

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

As my first area of focus this year in the RISE program, I am participating in research at the Center for Risk and Reliability. The research I help with investigates the fracture mechanics and probabilistic failure methods of aluminum under different loading and environmental conditions.

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

For my second year in the RISE program, I will participate in either the instruction or entrepreneurship component. As a Math Success Coach, I enjoy tutoring students in Calculus II, and the instruction area of RISE would allow me to help students in a different subject. I am also interested in gaining a different set of skills through learning more about how engineering is related to entrepreneurship and business.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

As I mentioned, I am a Math Success Coach in which I attend class lectures and hold a group discussion section once a week for students. I am also in the professional engineering sorority, Alpha Omega Epsilon, which has given me opportunities to meet classmates, network with companies, and grow as a woman in engineering. In addition, I am a member of the Mechanical Engineering Honor Society (Pi Tau Sigma), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Society of Women Engineer.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

As a summer intern at the Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware, I got a chance to work on two military projects that looked to mitigate injuries that soldiers commonly encountered during active duty. On these projects, I not only was able to help in designing the prototypes, but also manufacturing, testing, and optimizing them. Seeing the entirety of the project, I think, was the most interesting part about working as an engineering intern.