Nicholas is an engineer, designer, and professional listener-in-training. In his undergraduate studies, he spent worked as a research assistant developing solutions to aid the physical recovery of rehabilitation patients at a local Brain and Spine Institute. There, he developed a passion for human-centered design principles. For most his college career, he knew he wanted to work in product design and development. Being at the forefront of innovation and spearheading technological advancements is where he sees himself in the future. Through ED, he hopes to develop a stronger foundation for innovation and creative thinking. As an engineering major in college, he often felt subjected to rigid guidelines that made him feel like he was in a box. Nicholas wants to attack every problem and create successful and lasting solutions. Whether it is surgical tools, product packaging, kitchen tools, or door knobs, he wants to be constantly finding solutions to problems. He feels that EDI will give him the foundation to do just that.
Nicholas says that EDI embodies the intersection of engineering and design which allows us to create innovative solutions. He choose EDI because he felt it offered the right amount of balance between the lenses of engineer and the lens of a designer. Looking at past graduates of EDI and their successes only encouraged him more that this was the program that would prepare him to pursue a career he would enjoy.
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX
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