With almost a thousand students at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, you’re not going to find two students with the exact same story. Some students came directly to the University of Denver after high school, and others took a gap year beforehand. And for some, they took time to be in the military.
National Engineers Week, or EWeek, is a week-long event dedicated to acknowledging the hard work of everyone in the engineering community, and we were thrilled to celebrate at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Dr. Moira Pryhoda, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Sciences, has been involved with the University of Denver since 2008. Now, she embarks on an exciting new opportunity to work with the Major League Baseball team the Cleveland Guardians in the field of sports biomechanics.
Over the next few weeks, the Ritchie School will be catching up with a few young alumni! To kick off the series, we asked young alum and current GRA Gary Doan a few questions about what he’s been up to since graduating from DU. Between managing his own studies, being a GRA, and publishing a paper in TKA Journal, Gary is constantly learning how to improve the quality of life of patients who need total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
Electrical engineering senior, Celina Wilkerson, is among the students in the first cohort of the Grand Challenge Scholars program (GCS) at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. She chose the challenge “Make Solar Energy More Economical” out of 14 total Grand Challenges that are all committed to making the world a better and more sustainable place.
DU eSports Club has been home to many competitive eSports teams and several non-competitive gaming communities since 2013. They field competitive teams in games such as League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch, and Hearthstone. This year they field two new teams in Rainbow 6 Siege.
Olivia “Oli” Hassan, fourth year mechanical engineering student and President of the DU branch of the Society of Women Engineers, is one of the first cohort members of the Grand Challenge Scholars (GCS) at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. Hassan is working on the challenge to “provide access to clean water.”
Kingsford Koranteng, a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, recently won the SAE International Myers Award for Outstanding Student Paper at the inaugural SAE Brake Colloquium Student Poster Competition.