Iteea Account Web Communications Manager National Academy of Engineering


PostedThursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Remember the story of Sneha Tharayil and Jennifer Love meeting through the LinkEngineering website? Sneha asked for help on her middle school athletic shoe design project and Jennifer Love, a former performance engineer at Reebok responded and soon the two were collaborating on The Ultimate Shoe: Shoe Friction Design Project. I’m happy to report Sneha and Jennifer met for the first time in person at the recent American Society for Engineering Education, (ASEE) meeting last week and their collaboration continues.

Jennifer Love and Sneha Tharayil

Read more about the collaboration in Sneha’s previous blog Challenges of Designing a Pre-College Engineering Curriculum Unit.

LinkEngineering is all about connections and we’re hoping to hear about more connections in the future. Have you had such a connection? Login and tell us your experience.

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  • Linda  Kekelis

    Posted 4 years and 5 months ago

    I loved hearing about the meet up between Sneha Tharayil and Jennifer Love at the recent ASEE meeting. I wanted to share a few ideas that their meeting sparked for me. 1) Make the most of a conference. While there’s always a lot to learn from presentations and workshops, there are valuable opportunities awaiting us if we just make the effort to reach out and ask for guidance or express appreciation for what others are doing at the conference. The in-person connection can lead to a lasting relationship. 2) Ask for help. Sneha had an idea for an engineering activity but needed guidance. By reaching out through LinkEngineering, she connected with Jennifer who could help her. Don’t be afraid to reach out through communities like LinkEngineering or other means to ask a question or seek guidance. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how willing people are to assist. 3) Pay it forward. When you’ve been helped by someone, look for a chance to help someone else and let them know you are paying it forward.
  • Nathan  Kahl

    Posted 4 years and 5 months ago

    One of the best parts of our conference is that we bring so many people together...people who collaborate but rarely, if ever, meet face-to-face.