Sara Huelsman '17, College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture:
Sara's future is taking flight as she begins her journey toward a career in aeroacoustics. The aerospace engineering major with an acoustics concentration won a NASA summer internship funded by the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium. She will be heading to Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., to research the impact of aircraft noise, and then to Georgia Tech, to pursue her master’s degree in aerospace engineering.
Sara was originally interested in restoring the acoustics in historical theatres, until a course in fluid mechanics captured her interest. With plans to obtain her PhD in aerospace engineering, Sara intends to focus on noise control engineering within the aerospace industry.
Lucas "Luke" Shearer: College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture:
“If there’s a challenging environment, that’s what I’m drawn too,” says Lucas Shearer, ’17 of Parker, Colo., This statement couldn’t be truer when you consider where the marine has been and where his future is taking him. He recently secured his second summer internship at NASA and is headed to the University of Texas in the fall to pursue a Master’s in mechanical engineering and acoustics.
After interning in 2016 in the Structural Acoustics Branch at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., Lucas applied and landed a 2017 internship at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
A mechanical engineering student with a concentration in acoustics within the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), and a drummer since the age of 10, Lucas served four years as a U.S. Marine Corp. sergeant, and was a percussionist in “The Commandant’s Own,” The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.
UH website - 7/10/17