Engineer Profiles, September 2012

The Chicago Sun-Times (IL) recently published an article about engineers and scientists working together at the Morton Arboretum to find new ways to save trees. Justin D. Littell, OH I ’04, a research engineering with NASA, was one of the NASA engineers collaborating with local arborists to conduct wind tests and other composition tests on trees. Read the article


The sixth employee at Instagram was recently profiled by the Huffington Post complete with biographical details on her quick ascent to head of business operations. Amy Cole, a former aerodynamic development engineer at Chrysler, joined Instagram in October 2011. She has degrees in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. Click here to read the article with biographical details


The University of Kentucky recently announced that kick returner Derek Abney is one of six former UK athletes to be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame this month. The article from the UK College of Engineering focuses on how Abney has used his degree in civil engineering to excel off the field since an injury derailed his NFL career. He is currently working as a maintenance engineer with Kinder Morgan, an energy infrastructure company. Read more about Derek Abney and his academic and athletic success while at UK



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