Category Archives: Student Activities

Congratulations to graduating students!

Several students in the Precision Instrumentation Group have graduated as part of the class of 2017! PhD students Steven Gillmer and Xiangzhi Yu, both in mechanical engineering, were formally hooded. Fenghe Zhong received his MS in Optics. Undergraduates  Elizabeth Fox (MechE), Klemens Gowin (Optics), Bill Green (MechE), and Kami Tinkham (Optics) completed their BS degrees. Bill was also awarded the Newton Prize recognizing his contributions to published research during his undergraduate studies. Elizabeth was name MechE Senior of the Year. Congratulations to all!

Steve Gillmer and family after being hooded during the Doctorate Ceremony.
Xiangzhi contemplating his time at the University of Rochester on the Eastman Quad before the main graduation ceremony.
Kami, far right, and Klemens, second from right, after graduation during the Hajim graduation ceremony.
Elizabeth and Jon after the undergraduate ceremony at Eastman Theater

Group of Piglets finishes second in ASPE Student Competition

Results from the ASPE Student Competition

Ethan Burnham-Fay, Xiangzhi Yu, Fenghe Zhong, and Allie Browar placed second in the 3rd Annual ASPE Student Competition held in Portland, Oregon in late October this fall.  The group spent all night working on a laser scanning system using MechBlocks from MOTUS Mechanical.

Dan Brooks and Ethan Burnham-Fay discussing their experience in the ASPE Student Challenge.

Also, these four students, along with Chen Wang, Dan Brooks, Kaitlin Wozniak, and Bill Green were all recipients of NSF Grantee Scholarships to attend the ASPE Annual Meeting.