Hello! My name is Katie Gosbee and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I’m majoring in mechanical engineering and am a part of the Class of ’22.
One of my favorite places on campus is the Richard K. Miller Academic Center’s first-floor tables. It is a place I can easily see every time I walk across the Olin campus, thanks to the large windows that go from floor to ceiling on the first floor. I have spent many hours at these tables even though I’ve only been at Olin for a year and ¾. They have been a huge contributor to my experience and education at Olin. If I had asked myself what my favorite spot on campus was two years ago, when I had just moved into the dorms, I would never have guessed these tables. Now you may be asking, what’s so special about these tables? Are they decorated in a certain way? Do they have comfortable chairs?
A lot of these hours were spent outside of the machine shops building airplanes for the Olin Design Build Fly project team during the spring semesters.
At the tables outside of the Shop: testing the Olin Design Build Fly 2020 Prototype
Olin Design Build Fly is one of the project teams here at Olin. We participate in a collegiate design competition put on by AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). There is a 60-page Design Report due at the end of February, which requires testing of initial prototypes of the plane, and competition happens in April, so I find myself at these tables throughout February and March.
Katie Gosbee ’22 (she/her) is majoring in mechanical engineering.