Colwyn Sayers

Combines Geotechnical Engineering with Diving to Inspects Bridges … from Underwater When Colwyn Sayers grew up in St. Vincent, an island in the Caribbean, he engaged in all kinds of water activities, including swimming, fishing, boating, diving. “As far back as I can...

Alan Thiele

Mechanical Engineer Enjoys Life as a Patent Attorney Fresh out of graduate school, Alan Thiele found himself wanting the best of two worlds. “Not a lot of engineers follow this path,” he says of his choice to combine engineering and law careers. “I really enjoyed...

Profile – Tricia Compas

When It Comes to Drinking Water Treatment, It’s in the BagTricia Compas demonstrates a prototype of the Polytech Waterbag used to supply drinking water in disaster relief efforts.As a youngster, Tricia Compas grew up in a unique environment that would later shape her...

Profile – Victor Li

His Flexible Concrete Bends But Doesn’t Break If you ask Victor Li about concrete, he will sing its praises. “Concrete is a great construction material, one of the most successful ones man has ever made. That explains its popularity. It is a very good material...

Bernard Gordon

Electrical Engineer and Inventor Becomes an Extrovert … and a LeaderBy Sherry Bithell You would never know it from listening to him, but Bernard Gordon claims he was introverted as a child. He gladly talks about his numerous inventions and the companies he has started...

Charlie Camarda

NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut Comes Full CircleBy Sherry BithellCamarda demonstrates the principles of a helicopter to a student at NYU Polytechnic.What do you do if you’re claustrophobic, afraid of heights, and can’t swim? If you’re Charlie Camarda, you spend hours in...