Danny R. Aspirations

I think I mentioned this in my skill sets post, but my background is pretty diverse, and it’s been a long road to the point where I have an idea what I might like to do after school. But here goes. I did my undergrad in Environmental Studies here at CU, and I focused primarily on sustainable…
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Jeff’s Aspirations

What brought me to this class (as we talked about on Wednesday) is my past internships. I have seen the give and take between the engineering department and the design department at Boa technology. What I really wanted to get out of this class is the knowledge that will help me make something, not only…
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Brandon B. Aspirations

Throughout my life I have always been a very artistic person. I loved my art classes in elementary through high school. If I had not gone into engineering for my degree I probably would have chosen something like animation. During my college career I never really had the opportunity to express my artistic capabilities, so this…
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What Brings Me Here

Careers, like the design process, are constantly being iterated and improved upon. While it was once commonplace to have a job or trade that carried people through their adult lives and into retirement, that scenario is increasingly rare. According to an article published in Psychology Today, “Millennials have almost twice as many job and organizational…
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Erick’s Aspiration

In the years that I have been studding Mechanical engineering I have taken very interesting class. I noticed that although I learned the theory of how things should work, I have not learned the practices to the extent that I would like. What do I mean by this? Well looking back in previous classes and…
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Andre’s Engineering Aspirations

As I journey toward completing my undergrad in Mechanical Engineering there are a few areas I’d like to refine in my craftsmanship. I understand that this is a process toward a goal that will probably never be completed, but I’d like to better articulate my design intents. In this sense it’s largely about executing the…
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Kevin’s Aspirations

This semester, I’m hoping to add an organic aspect to my design portfolio. I’ve worked a lot with sharp/straight cad designs, but recently started working with surfaces and more natural features. I’d like to continue working on the aesthetic side of my designs, rather than focusing on functionality exclusively.   In my first job, I…
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Hayden’s Aspirations

What are you hoping to gain in experience and skills this semester and by graduation? By the end of this semester and graduation, I will have hoped to improve in the following ways.  Firstly. I hope to increase my overall acumen for industrial design.  I also wish to be more efficient in the areas of…
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Brendan’s Aspirations

As I complete each milestone of my final semester of college, I often find ask myself what I’m working towards. What am I aspiring to do? Why have I gone through the rigors of engineering school; pulling all-nighters to turn in a seemingly insignificant homework assignment on time and stressing over minute details within complicated…
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Kenzy’s Aspirations

As I am still a few years from graduation and have little to no experience with design or production, I hope to gain experience with laser cutters, 3D printing and prototyping. I think 3D printers are very cool, so I am really excited to work with them this semester. In general, I hope to gain…
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Chip’s Engineering Aspirations

As a second semester senior, I’m hoping to stay afloat. In all seriousness, the past couple of weeks have been very difficult with balancing school (predominantly senior design and advanced product design) and part-time work (I intern at LASP), in addition to trying to be a functional human being. It’s been difficult to be exposed to…
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Tyler’s Aspirations

“This week, what are you hoping to gain in experience and skills this semester and by graduation?” I just wanna dance the night away! Not really, but I do want to increase my skills in all engineer aspects and be more creative in my designs. This class allows me to look at both the function…
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Shen’s Aspirations

What I plan to learn in this class is to get a feel of how aesthetics works with engineering. After 4 years in mechanical engineering, we learned lots of stuff but not anything art related. We all know that a product needs to be good looking to sell. That’s the reason why I am in…
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Aspirations

What I’m hoping to gain through this class is to learn how to better incorporate aesthetics into my design process. I know that what I just said is basically the title of this class, but it’s true. At no point in my engineering career have I ever incorporated aesthetics into my designs. They have always…
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Jake’s Apsirations

In this, my last semester of college, I’m just hoping to gain as much knowledge as I can before I start the next chapter.  At this point I’m just trying to expose myself to as much as I can, which was my main motivation for taking this class.  Even at this early stage in the semester…
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Matt’s Aspirations

A large part of me going to grad school was me attempting to duck the permanence of employment. One year later, though, and I’m right back where I was, with nowhere to hide and the working world on the horizon. I’m much more excited about it now than I was last year, though. I have…
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Aspirations

To be honest I have never really had any particular aspirations regarding my a future career.  I want to do something that helps people. I know that can be broad.  I love it when people are inlove with life and feel alive.  I have been a ski instructor at a local resort for a few…
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Dennis’ Aspirations

This semester, my main goals are focused around manufacturing. With my senior design project, I find myself spending 20+ hours a week in the machine shop getting acquainted with the mill and lathe. By the end of this semester, I hope to have huge confidence when approaching the machine shop to make anything I want.…
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Thomas’ Aspritations

When I first decided to go into mechanical engineering, I had the idea that I would be personally designing, constructing, and assembling hardware on my day to day job. I have since found out that (most) mechanical engineers don’t actually have a large role beyond design and documentation. My dream job would be wearing the hat of…
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Pete’s Aspirations

This semester, I am hoping to learn a lot more about how to design things in order to be both functional and visually appealing. I would love to work in product design and development after I graduate and aesthetics play a huge role in that field. Most of the design work that I have done is…
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Nick Flood’s Aspirations

The main reason why I am taking this class is to get more exposure to the aesthetics side of product design. I’d like to improve my sketching skills to be able to more comfortably and quickly draw a concept or idea. Eventually, I want to be able to do sketches like this: By graduation, I would…
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Ryan’s Aspirations

Currently my aspirations for this semester are to gain a good bit of working experience in manufacturing, 3-d printing, laser cutter, and Arduino skills are all up for grabs at the ITLL and my lower credit hour semester is allowing for more time to explore these avenues. By graduation I expect to have completed at least one…
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Alex’s Future

For this class I would like to learn how to integrate 3D printing, woodworking and/or laser cutting into design. I have never integrated these skills into design so it would be advantageous to learn them, before moving into industry. I expect to graduate as a mechanical engineer with stronger skills in design, and Computer Aided Design.…
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Shawn’s Aspirations

Before I graduate I hope to learn more about the different technologies that can be used to manufacture products as well as more experience with electronics.  I have experience with wood working and I’m learning a lot about machining through senior design, but I would like to learn more about 3D printing and laser cutting. …
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What’s My Dream Job?

As I come to my final semester of college, I expected to have more direction than I first did walking into CU. I could barely pick a major, originally I was chemistry, and by chanced ended up switching to mechanical engineering. However, I find myself just as unsure about my desired career field as I…
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Gardner’s Aspirations

I have a strong passion for cars and motorsports, so I am currently looking for jobs in that industry. My dream job would either be a development engineer/ driver for a car company. These engineers essentially develop the handling performance and character of a car through test driving. I hope to find my first job…
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What is great in life?

I’m ultimately trying to become the most well rounded person I can be. With understanding the world around me, and creating things to add to it being my primary intellectual interests, I want no boundaries in my style of study and creation. My life philosophy of completeness have lead me first down the path of…
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Joe Yoshimura – Aspirations

Although many others in this class will be graduating this semester with either their bachelors and or their masters degree, I will actually still have another year to go. However, I am still excited to complete this semester and enter into graduate school. This semester so far is my most intensive semester in my college…
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Things I Want to Do

At the end of this semester, I will be graduating. That’s both exciting and scary, and I don’t know which is more over powering. Anyways, I’m really hoping to use as many of the skills I’ve learned in my projects this semester and develop them further. Using thermo would be great, maybe heat transfer, fluids, system…
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Sreyas Krishnan Aspirations

This semester, especially with my final project in this class, I want to hone my skills as a CAD/mechanical designer and 3D-printing enthusiast to make a popular, if not featured, 3D-printed assembly on ‘Thingiverse.’ I started getting into Thingiverse a little bit last summer and a few people have noticed my work, but it would…
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Brendan’s aspirations

This semester will be my last before graduation, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have aspirations for this semester. Academics wise, my main goal is to finish off my mechanical engineering degree so I have the necessary qualifications to find an engineering job. I am also taking a few biology-inspired ME courses as well, as…
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