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From rockets to submarines, student projects have new lab

Taner Halicioglu
Taner Halicioglu

When Taner Halicioglu (B.S. '96), senior systems engineer at Facebook, heard that the Triton Engineering Student Council (TESC) hoped to upgrade its rudimentary work area to an industrial-quality lab space where student organizations could develop design projects, he offered assistance. "I just wanted to give back to my school - to the current and future students who would be making use of the lab," Halicioglu explains.

Thanks to his generous contribution, the new facility will go into service this fall and likely benefit AIAA's Design, Build, Fly team, the AUVSI team (autonomous aircraft), the Hybrid Rocket Project team, the Human-Powered Submarine Team, and the Society of Automotive Engineers' Formula 1 teams. TESC president Jeffrey Mounzer says participating students will have access to a variety of power tools, welding equipment and a hydraulic lift.

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