Oh, the People You’ll Know!

Rainbow MEL

Engineering mechanics and mechanical engineering are diverse fields with a vast range of careers and applications. Naturally, the MechSE Department at Illinois attracts an array of unique individuals with many interests. These are the stories of our undergraduates and how their various paths led them to MechSE.

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Kate Ferreira

Oh, The People You'll Know: Kate Ferreira

June 11, 2020 - Kate Ferreira's college experience was full of a variety of research experiences.
Kelsey Biscocho

Oh, The People You'll Know: Kelsey Biscocho

May 18, 2020 - The recent alumna studied abroad, conducted undergraduate research at Illinois and elsewhere, joined a sorority, and earned a minor in English, among her diverse experiences during her undergraduate career.
Joseph van Belleghem

Oh, The People You'll Know: Joseph van Belleghem

May 5, 2020 - Meet Joseph: powerlifter, Eco Illini lead, and decoder of dog speak.
Mike Gordon UIUC

Oh, The People You'll Know: Mike Gordon

February 27, 2020 - Undergrad Mike Gordon reminds students to not forget who they are during their college career, and encourages them to practice their passions and outlets.
Nathan Ruxlow

Oh, The People You'll Know: Nathan Ruxlow

January 24, 2020 - ME senior Nathan Ruxlow has enjoyed a full and fulfilling college career, involved with ASME, Formula SAE, and other extracurriculars. But his major passion has been with the Army ROTC.
Paige Solcani

Oh, The People You'll Know: Paige Solcani

December 1, 2019 - Paige says the support networks she has built have given her the strength to know that through the difficult times everything is possible.
Maya D'Souza

Oh, the People You'll Know: Maya D'Souza

May 28, 2019 - Recent graduate Maya D'Souza was the ultimate student leader in MechSE, and continually served her classmates in a variety of roles.
Ian Bashor

Oh, the People You'll Know: Ian Bashor

May 8, 2019 - Graduating senior Ian Bashor has managed to pack a tremendous amount of travel, study, and work into just a few years.
Caitlin Benvau

Oh, The People You’ll Know: Caitlin Benvau

April 1, 2019 - Undergrad Caitlin Benvau loves being able to create projects that take a design and turn it into reality.
Benita Ning

Oh, The People You'll Know: Benita Ning

February 14, 2019 - MechSE graduating senior Benita Ning has used her boundless energy to engage in many opportunities in MechSE and across campus. Upon graduation, she plans to direct her energies into a Teach for America placement in Las Vegas.
Alexandra Baumgart

Oh, The People You'll Know: Alexandra Baumgart

December 14, 2018 - Get to know mechanical engineering senior Alexandra Baumgart.
Claire Bowman

Oh, The People You'll Know: Claire Bowman

November 27, 2018 - Meet Claire Bowman, mechanical engineering sophomore and lover of Disney World.
Jonathon Cabrera

Oh, The People You'll Know: Jonathon Cabrera

November 9, 2018 - Meet Jonathon Cabrera, MechSE undergrad and student of Flow.
Sathvik Sanagala

Oh, the People You'll Know: Sathvik Sanagala

October 6, 2018 - Meet undergrad Sathvik Sanagala, who claims MEL is "always popping."
Scheile Preston

Oh, The People You'll Know: Scheile Preston

May 18, 2018 - Meet Scheile Preston, a May 2018 MechSE graduate.
Tess Marsh

Oh, The People You'll Know: Tess Marsh

May 11, 2018 - "I wouldn't be walking across the stage without the support from MechSE." -Graduating senior Tess Marsh.