Ambassadors

Eric Anyanwu

Eric Anywu

Hometown
Dallas, TX

Major(s)
Mechanical and Energy Engineering

High School Attended:
High School for Health Professions

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?

Casey Carroll

Casey Carroll

Hometown
Georgetown, TX

Major(s)
Information Technology

Minor(s)
Music

High School Attended:
Homeschooled

Why does engineering excite you?

Engineering is an ever changing career field that allows people to exercise their creative abilities and solve important problems for society.

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

I love how this college is located in Denton. Denton's startup community is growing exponentially, so there are so many opportunities to make a difference in my community using what I'm learning at UNT's College of Engineering.

What would you like to do after graduation?

I'd like to be able to jump in between all kinds of projects and jobs that involve web and mobile application development.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

A small delivery business that delivers coffee to people in the Denton area via bicycle. Customers could place their order online or on a Plymer-built web application and track the bicyclistthat's delivering their coffee. It would be a great service to people stuck in the office or those who want to avoid Denton traffic.

Calum Fletcher

Calum Fletcher

Hometown
Colleyville, TX

Major(s)
Mechanical Engineering Technology

High School Attended:
Colleyville Heritage High School

Why does engineering excite you?

It gives me the opportunity to help be a part of designing things that have an impact on people’s lives. It is so exciting seeing something that you have worked on yourself be realized. It also allows me to do problem solving in the world on things that have never been achieved before.

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

How available the teachers are and how they have an emphasis on doing hands on work. Also all the opportunities to get involved through the various organizations and classes.

What would you like to do after graduation?

Find a job doing something that I can really be proud to be a part of.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

Something that made unlimited clean renewable energy.

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 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.

Kimberly Krueger

Kimberly Krueger

Hometown
Justin, TX

Major(s)
Mechanical Engineering Technology

Minor(s)
Materials Science

High School Attended:
Northwest High School (NISD)

Why does engineering excite you?

When I was younger, I was one of those inquisitive little kids who wanted to know what everything was and why it worked that way. I’ve always enjoyed working with my dad on odd jobs on my mom’s honey-do list, and have learned the value of hard work. I am a maker at heart, and have found myself most satisfied after completing a task where I have something tangible to display as the product of my labor. Engineering is so exciting to me because as an engineer, I can take my ideas and see them through until they are made a reality.

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

I love how accessible the Professors and TA’s are here. My classes are small; they know me by name; and when I have a question, they’re always available to talk it out. The experience that they’ve had in the field and through their research has been priceless in my search for what I want to be when I grow up.

What would you like to do after graduation?

Honestly I’m still discovering all of the possibilities of what I can be when I grow up! I think that 3D printing is fascinating, especially the advancements this manufacturing method has produced in the medical field. I would love to get involved in the research that is happening in that neck of the woods because it’s so easy to see how that technology directly benefits people in need, which ultimately is what I want to spend my time doing after graduation.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

I have so many dream projects, but to design K-9 (robot dog from Doctor Who) would be pretty awesome. He’s an intelligent companion robot with all sorts of cool applications, and some of the best characteristics of man’s best friend. (R2-D2 and the Star Trek replicator are also way up there!)

Savath Lieng

Casey Carroll

Hometown
Little Elm, TX

Major(s)
Electical Engineering

Minor(s)
Mathematics

High School Attended:
Little Elm High School

Why does engineering excite you?

I've always been a problem solver. You can usually pick out the kids who will grow up to be engineers. They're the ones tearing apart their Nintendo, their VCR, etc... Oddly enough, when they put them back together, they still work. Or they work better.

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

The one main thing I like about UNT’s College of Engineering is that we have our own campus essentially. Everyone in the building is engineering students and we all have something in common.

What would you like to do after graduation?

My plans after graduation is to hopefully seek a permanent job at Boeing as an engineer. With that I want to be a part of a team that designs the next generations of planes.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

Going back to the last question, I said I want to design the next generations of planes. To go further into that, I’ve always had a passion for planes and to design one myself, that would be amazing.

Oscar Medina

Oscar Medina

Hometown
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Major(s)
Electrical Engineering

Minor(s)
Mathematics

High School Attended:
Instituto Tecnologico Americano

Why does engineering excite you?

Engineering excites me mainly because I can use my imagination to come up with ideas and then make them real using the skills that I learned in college. Also, engineering helps me to understand how things work and use that knowledge to design other things.

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

My favorite part about the College of Engineering is that it has the best computers, software, and the best internet in all UNT.

What would you like to do after graduation?

I have recently graduated from UNT, but currently, my goal is to finish my master’s in Electrical Engineering and get a job at any aircraft manufacturing and development company.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

I would definitely design a teleportation device that will allow me to be in anywhere I want.

Anna Mohr

Kimberly Krueger

Hometown
Marshall, TX

Major(s)
Biomedical Engineering

Minor(s)
Electical Engineering, Mathematics, Music

High School Attended:
Marshall High School

Why does engineering excite you?

Engineering excites me because I get to become a part of something that makes learning a worthwhile experience.  I have always loved being creative and imaginative, and being an engineering student gives me the opportunity to have hands-on experiences in areas of study that I take interest in, such as medicine and music.

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

The professors are really great and actually care about the students.  They want you to take part in your interests and want you to succeed while pursuing them.  Even though UNT is a large university, the College of Engineering gives students the attention they would receive at a smaller college or university.  There are numerous resources students can utilize as well.  It is prevalent that UNT’s College of Engineering produces nothing short of success.

What would you like to do after graduation?

I want to take aspects of music and apply them to the medical field.  I am currently interested in specializing in sound engineering for graduate school, in order to broaden my horizons with manipulating acoustics.  However, plans always change.  UNT’s College of Engineering provides many great networking opportunities for its students.  There is always a possibility for another career path in my future.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

I would design a device either used for the recognition of irregularity in vocal patterns.  Vocal patterns can detect the appearance of some diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease.  Vocal patterns can also be used to detect whether or not a vocalist is damaging their voice when they sing a certain way.  The voice literally speaks for itself.

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?

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?

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.

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.

Sarah Pena

Sarah Pena

Hometown
Sachse, TX

Major(s)
Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Minor(s)
Business and Mathematics

High School Attended:
Sachse High School

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.

Alex Reese

Alex

Hometown
Wylie, TX

Major(s)
Mechanical and Energy Engineering

High School Attended:
Wylie 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.

Robert Smith


Hometown
Somerville, TX

Major(s)
Mechanical and Energy Engineering

High School Attended:
Somerville High School

Why does engineering excite you?

"Engineers:  Solving problems you didn't know you had in ways that you can't understand."  I like creative thinking, analysis and problem solving.

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

The ease of getting to know faculty and getting involved with research.

What would you like to do after graduation?

Conduct research in a Department of Defense sponsored lab.

If you could design anything, what would it be?

The Iron Man suit/ Arc Reactor.

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