The prospect of participating in the ACCEND program is what initially drew Brandon to UC. “It’s a really great program—I love it—it’s probably the main reason I came to UC,” Brandon said. And after being in the program for three years, he’s still happy about his decision. “It’s been a great challenge but overall it’s a really good push to keep pursuing my degree because when I get out I’m going to have two degrees, all of the core classes under my belt, plus the co-op experience."
Brandon recently completed a six month double Rotation at GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio, where he learned a lot of professional and technical skills. “I was working in component tests for turbines and I really got to see the data acquisition side of things. I also learned a lot about instrumentation and data analysis,” he said. “It really helped broaden my knowledge as an engineer.”
Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Kelly Cohen, PhD believes that Brandon is the perfect choice for September’s Engineer of the Month.