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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 Richardson, E52, 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 iCreate to 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.
Sam Veeraraghavan (EG'10) Sam Veeraraghavan, EG10
Sam Veeraraghavan was named one of the New Faces of Engineering 2011 by the National Engineers Week Foundation. Sam has developed technology-based solutions to address global humanitarian issues for children with disabilities, women and students below poverty lines in India.
McNamara Delivers Fall Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture 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.
Ellen Kullman, E78, CEO of Dupont, delivers Lyon & Bendheim Lecture Ellen Kullman, E78
Ellen Kullman, CEO of DuPont, Tufts Trustee and Engineering Board Overseer, gave the Spring 2010 Lecture in the Lyon & Bendheim Lecture Alumni Series. Ms. Kullman shared how her experiences at Tufts School of Engineering influenced her exciting and successful career as a business leader. Read an interview with Ms. Kullman in the Tufts Daily.
Sarah Freeman 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.