Anticipated M.S. completion: August 2013
Mechanical Engineering Program
Office Phone: 651-428-8259
B.A. Physics, St. Olaf College, 2011
B.A. Mathematics, St. Olaf College, 2011
I grew up in St. Paul, MN, where I lived the first 19 years of my life. After finishing high school, I attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where I received my B.A. in Physics and Mathematics. Because of the experience I had during a summer internship with Nano-CEMMS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I decided to attend UIUC and study Mechanical Engineering.
- Developing a second generation prototype of a 5-gear, automatic gear-shifting manual wheelchair
- Determining if geared manual wheelchairs reduce shoulder torque in manual wheelchair users
- Mechatronic design
- Medical device design
- Musculoskeletal biomechanics
I love watching sports, particularly football, baseball and la crosse. I also enjoy playing video games, drums and handbells.