Profiles in Engineering

The newly designated New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering recently profiled a “quartet of bright students.” Two of those students are Tau Beta Pi members at the New York Rho Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. They are:

Amanda P. Setiawan – (NY R 2014) mechanical engineering major, president of the local Engineers Without Borders chapter, and a participant with NYU’s Global Student Leadership summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Kevin Wang – (NY R 2015) will graduate with a bachelor’s in computer engineering and a master’s in math, attended school in Taipei (Taiwan), and is also a participant with NYU’s Global Student Leadership summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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The Detroit Regional Chamber profiled Jennifer A. Dukarski, MI D ’96, as she has been named an adjunct professor in the paralegal program, intellectual property, at Baker College (MI). Dukarski is currently an attorney with Butzel Long practicing in the areas of intellectual property, media, and technology.

She received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Detroit Mercy and has previously worked at Johnson Controls, Delphi Steering Systems, and Holley Automotive. Read the article fore more biographical information on Dukarski, including her previous positions at the United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. as a congressional page.

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Associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics at Drexel University Alisa S. Clyne, Ph.D. (CA G ’96), and her research of atherosclerosis was recently highlighted by the Medical Xpress. Dr. Clyne receives funding for her research from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a NSF Faculty Early Career Development awardee and is interested in determining why the plaque build up, associated with atherosclerosis, is more severe in patients with diabetes.

With normal flow, “your endothelial cells should not be dysfunctional, and you should not get plaque,” she adds. “So the question for us is, if you change the endothelial cell environment to simulate a diabetic condition, such as high blood sugar, would there be a change in the way the cells are able to respond to fluid flow?” Click here for more details on her research

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