"Sometimes I am overwhelmed by all the interesting work going on here, and sad that I can’t be a part of all of it at one time!" - Ethan Hanner

Sept. 13, 2018

Name: Ethan Hanner Hometown: Saint Matthews, SC Advisor: Jed R. Brubaker ( Identity Lab ) My Path to Engineering I grew up in a very rural part of South Carolina, in a house surrounded by cotton fields and corn fields in every direction. So, for me, going into the field...

"My faculty mentors understood my nontraditional experiences and were committed to supporting my vision." - Layne Hubbard

Sept. 13, 2018

Name: Layne Hubbard Hometown: Ypsilanti, MI Advisor: Tom Yeh (Sikuli Lab) My Path to Engineering I grew up in Michigan and spent a lot of my time swimming deep in our many lakes and rivers. As you might guess, I love exploring the unknown, spending hours in a nebulous environment,...

"A low class, backwoods raised, metal drummer was about to become a scholar." - Kyle Reinholt

Sept. 13, 2018

Name: Kyle Reinholt Hometown: Wayside, WV Advisor: Shaun Kane (Super Human Computing Lab) My Path to Engineering The home I grew up in was located “out in the sticks,” “in the boonies,” “middle of nowhere” -- I think you get the point. The town of Wayside, West Virginia, had a...

"I wanted to be part of a group of people that dedicated their lives to discovering new phenomena." - Angela Stewart

Sept. 13, 2018

Name: Angela Stewart Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana Advisor: Sidney D’Mello ( Emotive Computing Lab ) My Path to Engineering While growing up, my dad was in the Marine Corps so we moved around a lot. When I was in middle school in Okinawa, Japan, I took a Q Basic programming...

"I have always been curious about trying to understand the science that underlies the meditation practices." - Abhijit Suresh

Sept. 13, 2018

Name: Abhijit Suresh Hometown: Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India Advisors: R. McKell Carter (Neuroscience) and Michael Moser ( Social Neuroscience and Games (SNaG) Lab ) My Path to Engineering I grew up in the city of Coimbatore in the southern part of India. During my school days, I was fascinated by robots...

"The joke is on him! I still live my life, sometimes, dangerously optimistic." - Sarah Aguasvivas Manzano

Sept. 13, 2018

Name: Sarah Aguasvivas Manzano Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Advisor: Nikolaus Correll My Path to Engineering Growing up I wanted to be a professional tourist. I still wouldn’t be mad if that ends up being my line of work. I grew up in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Watching my single...