Rana Mohamed

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

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Global Challenge: Nuclear Fusion Energy

From all the experience I’ve had in engineering, I realized that to be an innovative engineer you must be willing to explore and communicate beyond bounds that are set and the Tandon Global Leaders Program will allow me to do just that.”

Honors and Awards:

  • Horatio Alger Tandon STEM Scholarship


I am a rising sophomore from Brooklyn, NY, studying Mechanical Engineering. Throughout the school year, I am a TA at the NYU MakerSpace where I train students for machinery. My interest in engineering started in the summer of 2017 when I participated in a summer research program, ARISE. That summer, I spent seven weeks at NYU Tandon in the Applied Dynamics and Optimization Lab (ADOL) conducting energy expenditure experiments on a 2-DOF robotic arm and building a prototype for an actuated passive walker. Since then, I have expanded on my research, continuing construction of the actuated passive walker and even competed in national research competitions. This summer, I was selected as a Thompson-Bartlett Summer Research Fellow in the Undergraduate Summer Research Program where I again worked in the ADOL researching standing push recovery for DARwIn-OP humanoid in simulations.