Engineering student Lauren Smith honored by Aviation Week magazine

Mechanical and aerospace engineering student Lauren Smith has been named to Aviation Week magazine’s Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders: The Twenty20s list. The awards recognize top engineering, math, science and technology students, and connects the next generation of aerospace and defense talent with established leaders who have created many of the “firsts” driving the innovation in the 21st century.
Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree as a double major in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Case Western Reserve in 2013 and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from her alma mater.

She is conducting her thesis research on new concepts in robotic locomotion at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. As an undergrad, Smith worked in Case Western Reserve’s Biologically Inspired Robots Lab, where she worked on increasingly mobility in rescue robots, and completed internships at Ibis Tek/BAM International Defense Contracting, Westinghouse Electric Company and NASA Glenn.
Smith will be honored alongside the other winners during Aviation Week’s annual A&D Programs Conference Nov. 19-20 in Litchfield Park, Ariz.