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John P. O"Donnell

Alumnus donates two paintings to Beckman

November 12, 2019 - MechSE alum John P. O'Donnell (BSME '92) created several pieces of art that now hangs in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, thanks to a donation from O'Donnell.
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John Davis, Lincoln Motor Company

Davis, Lincoln Aviator chief engineer, celebrates 30 years at Ford

November 6, 2019 - Alumnus John Davis (BSME '89) uses his mechanical engineering education as the Global Chief Program Engineer for Ford's new Lincoln Aviator.
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Lance Hibbeler

Hibbeler maximizes impact with EVS, Grainger Match

November 1, 2019 - Two-time alumnus Lance Hibbeler (MSME ‘09, MSTAM ‘11, PhDME ‘14) had an incredible education at Illinois - at no cost, thanks to scholarships - and is paying it forward with the Lance C. Hibbeler Mechanical Science and Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund.
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Nathan and Betsy Alderman

First came calc, then came marriage

September 20, 2019 - Alumnus Nathan Alderman (BSEM '12) and his wife Betsy's life together began on the steps of Altgeld Hall.
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Bilal Mehdi

Alum built foundation for career in autonomy at Illinois

September 10, 2019 - Bilal Mehdi is helping to keep GM at the forefront of the field by developing technology that will pave the way for the next-generation of self-driving cars.
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Curtis Goffinski

Alumnus shares experiences in the manufacturing world

June 4, 2019 - Alum Curtis Goffinski uses his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in his role as an engineer at Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc.
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Diana Betancourt-Roldan

MSME alumna enforces nuclear plant safety at NRC

May 15, 2019 - Diana Betancourt-Roldán (MSME '12) now works as the Senior Resident Inspector at the Byron nuclear power plant in Illinois.
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Wendy Crone

MechSE alumna thrives as SEM President

April 9, 2019 - Engineering mechanics alumna Wendy Crone is serving as the 2018-19 President of SEM.
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Andrew Lamore

Q&A with Andrew Lamore, M.Eng.ME alumnus

March 28, 2019 - Now an engineer at The Boeing Company, Lamore reflects on how the MEngME program helped him begin a great career.
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Chicago Makers to Watch

Two startups from MechSE alumni are Chicago Makers to Watch

March 11, 2019 - Alumni Bryan Wilcox and Roger Ady are founders of companies that have been named "Makers to Watch" in the city of Chicago.
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Ishaan Pakrasi

MechSE alumnus breaking barriers in a unique career path

February 21, 2019 - Ishaan Pakrasi (BSME '16, MSME '18) has found his niche in the makings of a career that combine engineering and art.
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Michael Wood-Lewis

Wood-Lewis connects neighbors through online community

January 14, 2019 - Alumnus Michael Wood-Lewis (BSME '88, MBA-MSME '91) created the Front Porch Forum in their hometown as an effort to build community. The platform now encompasses the entire state of Vermont.
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Ken Gall

Alumnus balances life in academia with the world of startups

December 11, 2018 - Ken Gall (BSME, MSME, PhDME) has been unstoppable in the worlds of academia and entrepreneurship.
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Bob and Susan Salisbury

Alumnus Salisbury shares his success through new scholarship

September 13, 2018 - Alumnus Robert Salisbury (BSME '69) gives back to Illinois with a new Engineering Visionary Scholarship.
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Dr. Bradley Allen

Allen applies ME training to career in medicine

August 17, 2018 - Alumnus Dr. Bradley Allen has successfully turned his undergrad degree from MechSE, fluid mechanics training, and biomedical engineering into a dynamic career in medicine.
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Luis Martinez

Alumnus constructing first-ever net-zero energy building in El Salvador

August 9, 2018 - With his experience on the Illinois Solar Decathlon as inspiration, Luis Martinez (MSME '07, PhD ME '09) is now constructing El Salvador's first net-zero building.
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Jeff Veazie

Alumni harness untapped wind energy in Oklahoma panhandle

July 12, 2018 - MechSE alumni Jeff Veazie and Emily Paice have been working on what is projected to be the largest wind farm in America and the second largest in the world.
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Alumna Kendra Sharp humanitarian engineering

Alumna's career driven by passion for humanitarian engineering

June 18, 2018 - MechSE alumna Kendra Sharp (PhD TAM 2001) focuses her efforts on fostering more equality around the world through humanitarian engineering.
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Lou Wozniak

MechSE alumnus turns YouTube personality

March 1, 2018 - Alumnus Lou Wozniak (BSIE '89, MSME '91) has turned his love for building and working with his hands into a beloved (and informative!) YouTube channel.
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Dan Maloney

Maloney combines varied interests with engineering

February 15, 2018 - Dan Maloney (BSME '85, MSME '87) has created several business opportunities, all sprung from what he learned as a mechanical engineering student.
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