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Why does engineering excite you?

The idea of creating new technology to help certain aspects of society.

What is your favorite part about the UNT College of Engineering?

My favorite part about the UNT College of Engineering is the resources and various labs that are available to the students.

What would you like to do after graduation?

I would like to conduct research pertaining to heat transfer of nanoparticles and creating more energy efficient machinery.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

The Iron Man suit….why you might ask? …..It’s the Iron Man suit….why not?

Eric Anywu

Eric Anywu

Hometown
Dallas, TX

Major(s)
Mechanical and Energy Engineering

High School Attended:
High School for Health Professions

Why does engineering excite you?

Engineering excites me because I get to be creative and see my ideas become a reality.

What is your favorite part about the UNT College of Engineering?

My favorite part about UNT’s College of Engineering is the faculty. They are eager to help students any way they can.

What would you like to do after graduation?

I would like to get a Master's degree in aerospace engineering and work with aircraft design.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

I would design a fully functioning ‘Tumbler’ (or batmobile) from Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. It would include the ‘Batpod’ made up from the front and back wheels on the drivers’ side of the vehicle, and could eject itself from the ‘tumbler,’ becoming its own independent vehicle.

Holly Gage

Holly Gage

Hometown
Pampa, TX

Major(s)
Mechanical and Energy Engineering

High School Attended:
Pampa High School

Why does engineering excite you?

Engineering allows you to create anything you can envision. More specifically computer engineering excites me because every other type of science works within the world as it is. For example, the physicist’s job is to understand how the world works, but not to invent a world in which physics laws would be simpler. On the other hand, computer scientists must create abstractions of real-world problems that computer users can understand and, at the same time, a computer can recognize and manipulate.

What is your favorite part about the UNT College of Engineering?

The friendly students, the knowledgeable TAs, and the prestigious professors that flood this campus are great resources if you want to learn about anything. You can really connect to a great group of people and find your niche here.

What would you like to do after graduation?

I plan to become a Hardware Engineer and return for my Masters in Business in order for it to correlate well in creating my own technology start-up in the future.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

I don’t have a specific product in mind, but my goal is to eventually have hardware in space, in the sky, and on land.

Jeremy Gonzales

Jeremy Gonzales

Hometown

Major(s)

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High School Attended:

Why does engineering excite you?

The exciting part about engineering is the role it plays in making our lives easier. Engineering allows us to develop things that 20 years ago may have been considered science fiction. Through engineering we have obtained things such as videogames, rollercoasters, prosthesis, electricity through wind mills, and many other inventions. Engineering turns the impossible into reality. Live long and prosper.

What is your favorite part about the UNT College of Engineering?

The friendly students, the knowledgeable TAs, and the prestigious professors that flood this campus are great resources if you want to learn about anything. You can really connect to a great group of people and find your niche here.

What would you like to do after graduation?

Upon graduating, I would like to work for a company that allows me to use my engineering skills to help improve the quality of life of people in many third-world countries. It is nice to see that nowadays companies are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility more seriously. With great power comes great responsibility.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

Since designing warp speed could take forever, I would like to design technologies that help reduce the amount of natural resources we consume. For instance, I would like to design a technology that allows us to reuse water that we use to wash our hands or dishes into water that we can use to water our lawns or flush our toilets. I think we can accomplish great things if we ask ourselves everyday what we can do to conserve our planet’s resources. Peace and love.

Maria Moreno

Maria Moreno

Hometown
Pachuca, Hidalgo

Major(s)
Computer Engineering

High School Attended
Colegio Jorge Berganza y de la Torre

Why does engineering excite you?

Engineering excites me because it's a promise to making a difference in the world. It's not just a career, it is a tangible way to make the world a better place.

What is your favorite part about the UNT College of Engineering?

In addition to a faculty that is very approachable and always challenging you to think outside the box, my favorite part about the College of Engineering is that every department has a laboratory that is equipped with technologies that are fundamental towards developing your engineering skills. Bazinga.

After graduation, I hope to be working with an renewable energy company and traveling the world in hopes of finding out how to improve our air or water quality. I want to be a part of something that is good for the planet. I hope to design world changing systems and lead changes in the way businesses relate to their environments.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

I would design a solar-powered car. Transportation is a key to the modern world and the economy is closely reflective of its cost. Designing vehicles relying on solar energy could make American products more competitive and lower our country's reliance on foreign owned sources.

Sarah Pena

Sarah Pena

Hometown
Sachse, TX

Major(s)
Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Minor(s)
Business and Mathematics

High School(s) Attended:
Sachse High School

Why does engineering excite you?

Engineering excites me because my imagination is the limit. All great machines started with an idea that evolved through engineering.

What is your favorite part about the UNT College of Engineering?

My favorite part about the College of Engineering is how the faculty encourages students to be free-thinkers and individulism.

What would you like to do after graduation?

After graduation I would like to be part of a team that is working towards prosthetics with full mobility and control.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

If I could design anything it would hands down be a prosthetic ankle and foot. One that would not only allow basic functions like walking or running but could also support jumping and other complex movements.

Alex Reese

Alex

Hometown
Wylie, TX

Major(s)
Mechanical and Energy Engineering

High School Attended:
Wylie High School

Why does engineering excite you?

Everything you see, hear, taste, smell and touch has a creator that has purposefully designed it. To be an Engineer is to understand and be involved in every aspect of this creation. It is very exciting to me to explore the science and application of Earth’s resources. I feel very privileged to be able to study the field of engineering at the University of North Texas.

What is your favorite part about the UNT College of Engineering?

I believe the staff and faculty of UNT’s College of Engineering is superior to many well-known universities. My personal time spent with the many of the engineering professors is always fresh and enlightening. They provide clear responses to help my understanding while introducing new perspective on traditional textbook problems. I appreciate the atmosphere at Discovery Park. I also believe the overall staff is very “professional” and is the cause of many “professional” students. I like to think Discovery Park as a greenhouse, growing choice engineers for today’s issues.

What would you like to do after graduation?

There are three possible things I would like to do after graduation; continue in a masters or doctorate program, attend the Full Time Training in Anaheim CA (FTTA) for two years, or work full time.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

I’m not sure yet.

Travis Rigsby

Travis Rigsby

Hometown
Midlothian, TX

High School Attended:
Midlothian High School

Major(s)
Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Why does engineering excite you?

Engineering means inventing. It means enlightening; it means bettering. Five-year-old me had no idea what she wanted to be. Teenage me went through dream jobs like she went through emotions - architect, mathematician, pilot, anesthesiologist, nuclear physicist, astronaut, geologist, lawyer, the works. I still want to be all of these. As an engineer, I can be.

What is your favorite part about the UNT College of Engineering?

I would definitely have to say the diversity. You can board a bus headed to Discovery Park or walk into a classroom and literally hear up to 5 different languages being spoken. Our unique backgrounds grant us extraordinary views on the world, but we all share the engineering spark.

What would you like to do after graduation?

Grad school is an option, definitely. Getting started with a career sounds really good as well. Just taking it in one day at a time right now, lest stress concentration overwhelms my brain's safety factor assigned according to its cross-sectional area and the load of all the knowledge I have to diges--
Or something like that.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

I really desire to contribute my little piece expanding the human race across the known horizons; maybe something like the next-generation space suit, or deep-sea exploration habit. Archimedes once said something along the lines of, "Give me a lever - I'll move the world." I want to be the one to make Archimedes' lever.

Sandra Ruiz

Sandra Ruiz

Hometown
Joaquin, TX

Major(s)
Materials Science and Engineering

Minor(s)
Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics

High School Attended:
Joaquin High School

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