Julianne Tsai

MDP Alumni

Major: B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, ’15

“I graduated in December 2015 with a major in Mechanical Engineering, a concentration in Manufacturing Systems, and a minor in Multidisciplinary Design. During my MDP experience I was a member of the Chimp Joystick design team through the Department of Psychology. Our task was to create a joystick with biosensors embedded into the handle to measure physiological stress in chimpanzees. Out of a team of 5 engineers, I was the only mechanical engineer, so my task was to design and fabricate the joystick handles while taking into account the various sensor dimensions, interaction with the chimpanzee, and more. I gained great experience through working with people who have different backgrounds as me, developed my public speaking skills through the design reviews, and honed my CAD and machining skills.”