Mechanical Engineering junior and Lead Wind Tunnel Design Engineer Andrew Furmidge was awarded Cal Poly’s prestigious “Outstanding Student Employee of the Year” by President Armstrong, for his work on the Aerospace Engineering Department’s Low Speed Wind Tunnel since January 2015 when he was just halfway through his sophomore year. Andrew’s been an integral part of FLIP’s work on the wind tunnel refurbishment, leading the design and construction of the new test section and a huge number of components and installations - and also helping us source more mechanical engineering assistance when needed! Apart from practically living in the lab, Andrew is also aerodynamics lead for Formula SAE this year (come on Andrew, you know you want to be in PROVE Lab), and has managed to make the Dean’s list almost every quarter of his degree.
the force balance just about complete and Formula about to wrap up for
the year, maybe he’ll actually get a full night’s sleep some time soon.