Nathaniel D. Adams
Major: Computer Science
Expected Graduation: 2014
High School: Oakwood High School
Hometown: Oakwood, OH

Nathaniel was co-captain of his high school academic team. He has been defacto supervisor/team leader at various entry-level positions in IT and food service, as well as a driver/operator/firefighter at Kettering Fire Department. Additionally, Nathaniel regularly coordinates and directs group projects in class, and he is recognized for CECS service learning. Nathaniel plans to attend graduate school for an MS in Computer Science, and he is interested in analytics and informatics, especially with biological applications. He is presently developing bioinformatics software tools with social implications.


Bashar Al Banna
Major: Electrical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2014
Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq

Bashar served as class president for three years during high school where he was responsible for communicating with the principal, teachers and classmates, as well as helping new students adjust to the school and other student leadership responsibilities including promoting peace and order in the classroom and assisting with academic research and projects. In college Bashar was employed at Deban Enterprise Inc., where he worked primarily with procedural electrical circuiting along with conduction orientation and training new employees. He has been trained to be a good leader who is willing to help and serve the community. Bashar plans to obtain both his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering, with a goal of also obtaining an MBA, all of which will lead him to establish his own electrical engineering business.


John Allen
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2014
High School: Beavercreek High School
Hometown: Dayton, OH

John was promoted to management in the restaurant where he was employed during high school At Wright State, he has been president of the Wright State Biomedical Engineering Society since April, 2013. John plans to apply to graduate school at WSU and complete an MS degree, either in BME or anatomy. While working his MS, John hopes to gain research experience, then apply to medical school to become a practicing physician.


Mark C. Cridge
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2014
High School: Bishop Fenwick High School & Ohio Virtual Academy
Hometown: Kettering, OH

During high school, Mark was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society, as well as captain of the volleyball team. At Wright State, he is currently a member of Tau Beta Pi honor society, and he is enrolled in the Wright State Honors program. After graduating with his BS, Mark plans to test the job market with a goal of acquiring employment that he enjoys. Going to graduate school is a possibility for Mark, especially if his employer desires it. Mark spent a year and a half with an internship at WPAFB, and is presently employed by Spintech Ventures in Xenia.


Clark Dalton
Major: Computer Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2014
High School: Lebanon High School
Hometown: Lebanon, OH

Clark is presently a CECS Peer Mentor, and works part time at Best Buy Mobile. He has also worked two internships, one for the Discovery Lab and the other working for SOCHE at AFIT. Clark’s career goal is to work at a company that fosters and inspires innovation and creativity in its employees, while still producing quality products, which could include developing the next generation of hardware and software that takes the interaction between people and technology to an entirely new level. A priority for Clark’s career would allow for him to grow as a professional, and even in a competitive field, to be able to offer skills and experiences that set him apart from his peers.


Adam Donovan
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2015
High School: Kettering Fairmont High School
Hometown: Kettering, OH

While in high school, Adam was section leader for the marching band, was a Buckeye Boys State delegate and Latin Club President. He participated in the Wright Scholar Program in 2012, and was chosen for an internship program at WPB and worked in the AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate in the Experimental Fluid Dynamics Branch. After obtaining his BS, Adam will either attend graduate school or find employment in a research environment, preferably Aerodynamics to analyze new aeronautical technologies.


Molly Gossard
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2015
High School: Waynesville High School
Hometown: Waynesville, OH

Molly was president of the National Honor Society in high school, while she also tutored students of all ages. At Wright State, she has been a member of the Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering Student Advisory Council. After graduating with her BS degree, Molly plans to work on her MS degree at Wright State, the proceed to obtain a PhD. She is interested in both research and teaching at a collegiate level.


Michelle Harr
Major: Material Science Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2015
High School: Xenia Christian High School
Hometown: Bellbrook, OH

Michelle was student body president both her junior and senior year of high school, and additionally copy editor of the school magazine and varsity swim team captain. At Wright State, Michelle is an EGR 1010 teaching assistant and Vice President of Tau Beta Pi. She also does undergraduate research in Additive Manufacturing for the Dean of Wright State University, and research in Titanium failure analysis at AFRL in the materials Directorate. Michelle plans to complete her MS and PhD degrees so that she can teach and conduct research at a university in the field of metallic failure analysis.


Alex Henz
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2015
High School: Warwick High School
Hometown: Newport News, VA

Alexander has been active in leadership in both high school as an advisory board member and year book editor, as well as the Clark County 4-H. At Wright State, he is the treasurer of WSU Engineers Without Borders as well as an Honors Hall Resident Assistant. After receiving his BS degree, Alexander plans to complete his MS degree then pursue employment using his passion for teaching and engineering. His dream job as an engineer would be to design Legos.


Ahmad Kamel
Major: Biomedical Engineering/Mathematics
Expected Graduation: 2015
High School: Mason High School
Hometown: Mason, OH

Ahmad was a member of the varsity wrestling team at his high school. At Wright State, he works as a math tutor at the math learning center, volunteered at the CECS help room and is a member of the BMES Student Advisory Council. As a lab assistant volunteer at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies through the University of Cincinnati, Ahmad was involved in lab experiments, assisted in projects in drug discovery and development and studied data in cloning protein expression, purification & thermodynamic analysis. Additionally, Ahmad was a volunteer at Bethesda North Hospital Cancer Center. After completing his BS degree, Ahmad will continue on to graduate studies, with BME and Math majors because he desires to participate in inventing new medical equipment and scientific methods to help improve the quality of life for mankind. He will carry this goal into his career after completing his studies.


Rachael Kneice
Major: Electrical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2016
High School: Homeschool/Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow
Hometown: Columbus, OH

Through her high school years, Rachael worked with children grades K-2, has led Bible studies and was a leader on her soccer team. At Wright State, she has been a leader with Cru and with Crosswalk. Rachel now works as a proctor on campus with developmental algebra and also works as a peer mentor. Rachael would like to work through an internship or co-op, and is still deciding what her focus will be.


Sarah Kuntz
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2015
High School: Beavercreek High School
Hometown: Beavercreek, OH

Sarah is presently working at Wright State as an engineering 1010 teaching assistant and at WSRI as an image truther. At Wright State, she is Vice-President of ASME and Recording Secretary of Tau Beta Pi. After graduation, Sarah desires to use her knowledge, talents and intellect to serve others with integrity.


Caleb Liles
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2015
High School: Waynesville High School
Hometown: Waynesville, OH

Caleb is Vice-President of Christians on Campus at Wright State and works at Crazy Marg’s Bar & Bistro . Though he would like to continue research in Biomedical Engineering, Caleb’s primary goal professionally is to become a medical doctor and attend the Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine. He would also like to include study abroad time in Germany in his undergraduate education.


Kristin Neale
Major: Electrical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2015
High School: Beavercreek High School
Hometown: Beavercreek, OH

Kristin has considerable experience as a tutor where she is responsible for monitoring the academic progress of students and guiding them to study for tests. She is still uncertain what type of Electrical Engineering career she desires, however, after completing her BS degree, Kristin will pursue an MS degree. Her desire is then to find a career in which she can apply her knowledge to help improve the lives of other people and give back to her community.


Matthew VanVoorhis
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2015
High School: Northmont High School
Hometown: Englewood, OH

Matthew was an assistant coach for the Northmont High School Science Olympiad team and was a student aid for several classes including Algebra I and Chemistry I during his time at Northmont. Currently he is looking into becoming involved in ASME and helping other students as a Teaching Assistant. After graduation, Matthew would like to get involved in the automotive industry working on engine development and obtain his Masters, then eventually work his way into the motorsports industry in NASCAR or the Rolex Grand-Am Sportscar Series.