Race Engineer, P.E. Licensure, & GVSU NASA’s Micro-g NExT Team (July 2017)

William M. Lee, NC A ’06, was profiled by WRAL (Sports Radio) for living his childhood dream as a race engineer at Stewart-Haas Racing for the No. 10 car driven by Danica Patrick. He began as an intern after receiving his mechanical engineering degree from North Carolina State University (NC State).

At NC State, Lee was a long-snapper on the varsity football team and maintained a 4.0 GPA. Read the article for more details on Lee’s job responsibilities before and during NASCAR races.


The Great Fall Tribune announced that Camille E.V. Johnson, MT A ’11, recently earned her professional engineering license in the state of Montana. Johnson is an engineer with TD&H Engineering. She has been with TD&H for nearly five years in the civil engineering department.

According to the article, she was also involved in the design group who won the 2016 Montana Grand Prize for the American Council of Engineering Companies for the Multiuse Athletic Field & Intermittent Storm Water Detention Pond. Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Montana State University.


Grand Valley State University (MI) profiled the student team that recently returned from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where they tested a device they built for astronauts to use during future space missions. The team was participating in NASA’s Micro-g NExT Design Challenge to design and build a device that addresses a space exploration challenge.

The GVSU team (North Stars) worked on a surface sampling device for astronauts to use to gather and contain multiple samples of surface particles. Tau Bate Jake D. Stephens, MI L 2018, is a member of the North Stars and a product design and manufacturing engineering major. “Astronauts are working with limited resources and tools while they are in space, so we didn’t want to create something complicated and detailed,” said Stephens.


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