Cristina Ortiz, 2013 SCE graduate and a member of the first class of Kauffman Scholars, was recently featured in a KC Star news article. Last summer, Cristina spent 10 weeks doing research as a NASA intern. Here at SCE, she will be missed but we know her future is bright!
SCE electrical and computer engineering senior, Cristina Ortiz, returned to SCE this fall after spending 10 weeks doing research as a NASA intern. Ortiz was selected for a 10-week internship at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in Cleveland Ohio, named in honor of retired astronaut and former U. S. Senator John Glenn. She was accepted through the Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology – MUST – program, which provides opportunities for students to participate in research or experiential learning under a mentor at a NASA location. Ortiz spent the summer at NASA in the research department, working on tribology – the study of friction, wear and lubrication. She worked on a spiral orbit tribometer, learning to simulate a ball bearing. For more information about her experience, see the full University News article.