February 22nd, 2017
Thomas Magelinski, an engineering science and mechanics major from Fanwood, New Jersey, has been chosen as the 2016-2017 Outstanding Senior in the department of biomedical engineering and mechanics. The faculty-chosen superlative is selected from an outstanding group of graduating seniors to compete for the College of Engineering Outstanding Senior.
Magelinski has distinguished himself by taking advantage of numerous department offerings, including undergraduate research. He worked with Sunny Jung to explore the dynamics of dog drinking, and later with Shane Ross on the dynamics of air drops.
Jung connected him with a study abroad program at Oxford University, taking him to the storied English university for a semester’s study in advanced calculus and quantum mechanics. Magelinski was paired with a doctoral candidate for in-depth peer review of his work.
After graduation, Tom will pursue graduate programs that pair math, social systems, and network science to public policy. His studies as an undergraduate gravitated around physics, and the fundamentals offered by engineering science and mechanics created an integrated experience that paired the theoretical with the physical.