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Jacqueline Tawney

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NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2018-23

BS Mechanical Engineering '18, Honors

Drexel faculty mentor: Leslie Lamberson

Jacqueline Tawney is a mechanical engineering student with a passion for space, nature, music, and scientific research. As a Hess scholar undergraduate researcher, she has worked for Dr. Leslie Lamberson in Drexel's Dynamic Multifunctional Materials Lab. Jacqueline works on characterizing the dynamic material behavior of basalt and granite (analogue planetary materials) and designing and building new laboratory experimental equipment such as a confinement device and a miniaturized tension Kolsky (split-Hopkinson) bar.

In addition to research, she served as Drexel's Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Membership Director and Vice President, initiating the Lives & Lessons of the Underrepresented in STEM panels and acting as a mentor for younger scientists in her field. Jacqueline will continue to advocate for a more inclusive, creative, and communicative scientific community as she pursues a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at the California Institute of Technology. She ultimately hopes to develop a better understanding of the universe, and in turn, inspire a deeper appreciation of our home, Earth, as well as of our selves and fellow Earthlings.

Last updated: April 2018