Recognizing the Work of our Engineering Students

Author: Evaguel Rhysing

Originally posted: Oct. 1, 2017
Last edited: 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Today we live in a society where it is hard to imagine how it was just a couple of decades ago when we did not have access to the internet and the concept of social media was just a dream not yet realized. Some say that this fact gives the earlier generations an advantage when it comes to developing technology because modern world of today was built and created by people from these generations. Is this true? Yes, it holds some truth to it. However, something people tend to overlook is the value the younger generations bring to the world of innovation. These people have not been influenced yet by outside sources. They are not biased in the way they look at things. While in comparison, the older generations tend to have a biased way of approaching technology and problem solving. An example of this is the debate between who believe Macs are better than PCs and vice-versa. On the other hand, the younger generations have a different approach, instead of just seeing the brand, they look at the model and the specific features each possess. They may buy a mac for a certain use and a PC for another type of use. Are you still following me? Yes? Great!

The point I am trying to make is that companies and research programs need to forget the stereotypes that YOUNGSTERS do not have enough EXPERIENCE. Innovations are not just about experience. Innovations are also about thinking outside the box. Something these intelligent minds are capable of doing. This is why United Aircraft Technologies, Inc. prides itself in giving opportunities to the bright minds in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) that are capable of thinking outside the box.Therefore, we believe the students working in our Wiring Integrity System will accomplish a lot during their involvement in the Capstone Project at RPI. It is important to raise awareness about the benefits these young minds bring into the field of Science and Mathematics. Thus, we like to shine a spotlight on these students by showcasing their work in places such as the headquarters of Sikorsky in Stratford, Connecticut. In addition, UAT would like to take this moment and say thank you to these students and show our gratitude for the amazing work of: Jesse Mills (Electrical Engineer), Christian Martineau (Mechanical Engineer), Nicholas LeSaint (Mechanical Engineer), William Puswald (Mechanical Engineer), Caleb Gladstone (Mechanical Engineer), Helaina Hurwitz (Materials Science Specialist), and Cole Caynoski (Mechanical Engineer). In addition, we would also like to thank the leads in this project Dr. Aren Paster (Project Engineer) and Dr. Kyle Wilt (Chief Engineer). Truly, an amazing team to work with!

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