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Engineering A Better Fututre

Engineering A Better Fututre

Engineering A Better Fututre

Engineering A Better Fututre
March 20, 2019

“I am making a difference — both as a researcher and as a mentor.”

Danny Caballero

As a mechanical engineer, Tamara Reid Bush spends much of her time creating tools and devices that can improve daily life for individuals with disabilities or those who have undergone surgical procedures.

The research she and her students conduct makes a difference to people, and that’s the reason she became an engineer. She’s also a role model for the next generation of women engineers, leading workshops that give them hands-on experience in the machine shop.

“I know it can be challenging to be a woman in a male-dominated field,” says Bush, an associate professor. “As an undergraduate, I didn’t have a single female engineering instructor. I want current students to have a different experience.”

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