There are three things you should know about Joseph Prosnitz that explain how his project Up-Ride, the bicycle-to-elliptical conversion kit, came into existence.
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Manufacturing Engineering’s 2018 Class of 30 Under 30 honorees are in a class all their own. This is the sixth year Manufacturing Engineering is recognizing 30 individuals under the age of 30 that are leading the manufacturing industry into the future.
Today, in its fifth iteration, ME’s 30 Under 30 has become something of a tradition—one inspired by and supportive of SME’s longstanding efforts to improve and grow the manufacturing workforce. This year’s class of honorees is a diverse and highly educated group. It is also one supported by people connected with the program in its early years who are giving back to manufacturing workforce development.
Aaron Birt has been nominated “as much for what he will do in the future as for what he has already done in the past,” according to Diran Apelian, director of the Metal Processing Institute. “In many cases, the future is perfectly tied to past actions.
For Andrew Siwicki of ABB Inc., robotics wasn’t always the goal. Growing up in rural Illinois, he was more interested in the wind farms that dotted the landscape. When he was applying to college, his focus was on the future of alternative energy.
While attending my 40th Class Reunion at Allegheny College this past May, I got a chance to talk with current undergraduates about their research and study projects. I came away impressed not only with the depth of their understanding, but also with their boundless enthusiasm for learning and achieving. It reminded me, a bit wistfully, of my class when we walked that same campus so many years ago.
When high-schooler Troy Pierson completes his engineering degree in four years or so, he may be one of few in his class who’s not sending out resumes and scheduling interviews.
For the fourth consecutive year, Manufacturing Engineering recognizes 30 individuals under the age of 30 who are making a difference in manufacturing and STEM fields. These young people deserve recognition for their accomplishments in a field that gets unfairly branded as dark, dirty and dangerous—or even worse, as a career of the past.
As a student in East Leyden’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Introduction to Engineering course, Fabian Bartos wasn’t satisfied with just completing his schoolwork. On top of the PLTW course curriculum, he designed and printed a model of his previous school.