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Tristan Cowan '13

Recipient: Hartnett Endowed Scholarship

Major

Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering

Involvement

Tristan, who has made the Dean’s List each semester while at UNH, is a member of the Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering honor societies and is active with the University’s Solar Thermal Testing Laboratory. During the summer of 2011, she completed a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, working on a parallel computing project to write a program for a graphic processor.

Hope for the future

“I hope to work with robotics and control systems, helping to develop technologies that take advantage of the new scientific advances being made in the fields of electronics and materials science.”

Why she is grateful

“Enrolling at UNH is a second chance for me. I have always loved science, and I returned to school after having worked on an assembly line for several years, where I discovered my love of technology and technical problem-solving. Attending UNH has been an excellent decision, and I never regretted it despite the logistical and financial difficulties of attending college as an adult. I look forward to the days when I can assist students as others have done for me.”