Kenneth Richardson, E52
In the 1950s, Howard Hughes, the eccentric aviation magnate,
left the company he had founded in 1932. Under new management,
Hughes Aircraft Company went on to become the world's premier
military electronics business. From lasers to geosynchronous
satellites to signal processors, the company's innovations
became part of the fabric of modern life. In his exhaustively
researched book, Hughes After Howard; author Kenneth
past president of Hughes Aircraft Company, recounts those accomplishments.
Melissa Pickering, E05
Alumna Melissa Pickering was named a 2011 "Woman to Watch"
by Mass High Tech. Ms. Pickering is the co-founder of
Educate LLC, a startup that uses stop-action animation to teach
STEM topics. "I got involved with the Center for Engineering
Education and Outreach (CEEO) at Tufts, and I got paid to play with Legos and kids. That sealed my understanding that we need these
types of problem-solving activities in the classroom. It
actually helped me stay in engineering," said Pickering.
Sharon Donald, EG90
Alumna Sharon Donald was named a 2011 "Woman to Watch"
by Mass High Tech. Mrs. Donald is the Division Leader in
Embedded Navigation & Sensor Systems for
Draper Laboratory Inc., in Donald leads a group of some 75 engineers
working on advanced navigation and control embedded software,
robotics and communications systems for next-generation defense
and intelligence programs.
Pamela McNamara, E81
Engineering consultant Pamela McNamara returned to
the Hill to deliver the Fall 2010
Lyon & Bendheim Lecture. McNamara spoke with students about the significance of
critical thinking and problem solving in the workplace,
skills that she called essential to engineers and liberal
arts students alike.
Sarah Freeman, E05, EG08
Sarah Freeman, a water resources engineer for the Louis Berger Group, has been named as one of the 2009 New Faces of Engineering by the National Engineers Week Foundation. Freeman recently conducted a two-year study using global water data sets and GIS to give a much richer picture of water availability in Africa than traditional studies have shown.
Todd Chapin, E97, EG99 Voice User Interface Designer Chapin clears up the noise in speech recognition technology.
Dave Rosowsky, E85, EG87 Creating Safer and Stronger Infrastructure: One Structure at a Time Rosowsky researches designs capable of resisting natural hazards such as hurricanes and earthquakes.
Chris Roughton, E05 From Nuts (and Bolts) to Soup: General Mills Production Team Leader Roughton works as a production team leader for General Mills' Progresso Soup line.
Ori Taka, E01, EG03 Heavy Metal As a senior software engineer at iRobot, Taka's job is to optimize the way robots move.
Kevin Oye, E79 Moving at Light Speed Kevin Oye develops and markets broadband networking products that transport voice and data traffic over wavelengths of light.
Will Thompson, E99 Sunshine on His Shoulders Thompson is co-founder of Nexamp, Inc., a veteran-owned and operated solar power company.
Andrew Siegle, E85, EG89, EG04 Hidden Treasures Siegle dreams up new engineering solutions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory.
Megan Brachtl, EG05 Environmental Policy Brachtl tackles fuel issues as presidential management fellow in the Office of Transportation and Air Quality at the U.S. EPA.
Bonnie Schnitta, EG78 The Science of Sound Acoustical engineer Schnitta sorts out sound for varied clients like Ralph Lauren, Dunkin' Donuts, and Pfizer Inc. pharmaceuticals.