Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What's New on the Dashboard? Brandon Thayer

Brandon Thayer

Year: Freshman
Major: Mechanical Engineering intended
Hometown: Lindenhurst, IL
Division: ESS/Thermal

Why did you join?
I have always wanted to work for an automotive company and have recently decided to start thinking about alternatively fueled cars. This project is geared toward exactly what I want to do as a profession.

How did you hear about EcoCAR2?
From the Mechanical Engineering webpage

What is your favorite thing about being a part of EcoCAR2?
Being able to get experience professionally and learning all kinds of things about the design process

What is the most challenging part of EcoCAR2?
Finding ways to contribute without the experience of some of my older teammates

What have you learned from being on the team?
I have learned how to use NX, which is a modeling software, a lot about the details of the thermal system, and how to manage my time effectively by being both an undergrad and a member of the team.

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