Welcome Wednesday: Spring 2020 Co-Ops

Newcomb & Boyd is proud to welcome our new co-ops for Spring 2020. These young men and women have accumulated an impressive amount of experience both academically and personally. They are heavily involved in campus organizations and professional societies, all while also contributing to MEP projects that are developing their practical skills and knowledge in their respective fields of study. Get to know more about them as they contribute to the success of Newcomb & Boyd and embark on their future careers.

Jessie Lowe

Jessie Lowe

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CO-OP
Jessie joins Newcomb & Boyd as a Mechanical Engineering co-op. She is a sophomore at Georgia Tech and plans to earn her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in December of 2021. Jessie has an active schedule on campus. Not only is she the Sustainability Chair of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, but she also serves as a volunteer board member on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Jessie hails from Duluth, GA and now resides in Atlanta.

When she’s not busy with school or work, she enjoys running, hiking, and attending concerts. The best concert she’s ever attended was seeing The Rolling Stones. If time and money weren’t an issue, she would take up snowboarding as a hobby.

Jessie is quite the jetsetter, having backpacked in ten countries over the past year. The farthest she’s been from home is Budapest. Her favorite trip was to Cassis, France, and her ideal vacation would be to go to Tokyo, Japan.

On campus, Jessie is part of the Haiti Solar Initiative where she helped develop a solar-powered sewing machine system for Haitian entrepreneurs. She has facilitated three solar sewing installations since January 2019.

 

Ty McCaffreyTy McCaffrey

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CO-OP
Ty McCaffrey joins Newcomb & Boyd as a Mechanical Engineering co-op. He is enrolled at Georgia Tech and plans to earn his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in December of 2021. He serves as Vice President of the Theta Xi Fraternity, and has distinctions of being on the Dean’s List and Faculty Honor Roll.

Ty is originally from Lawrenceville, GA and currently lives in Atlanta. He has a four-year-old Australian Shepherd mix named, Baxter.

He enjoys swimming, dancing, and hiking in his free time. He considers his hidden talent to be arcade dance games, such as Dance Dance Revolution.

The furthest he’s been from home is St. Louis, MO. His favorite trip was a beach weekend in 2019 with his fraternity, and his ideal vacation would be to visit the crystal clear waters of Tahiti.

At Georgia Tech, Ty has been involved in various design projects including one where he had to design an innovative thermos to improve air circulation for solid foods, and another project that designed a watercraft with the ability to alternate between undersea and aerial travel.

 

Emeka OnyeagbaEmeka Onyeagba

PLUMBING ENGINEERING CO-OP
Emeka (pronounced Mecca) joins Newcomb & Boyd as a Plumbing Engineering co-op. He is enrolled at Kennesaw State University where he is an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers. He plans to earn his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in December of 2021.

Emeka’s hometown and city where he currently resides is Marietta, GA.

His hobbies include exercising, jogging/running, shopping, and car researching. He also loves playing basketball, which goes along well with his hidden talent of being able to jump really high.

The furthest he has traveled from home is Nigeria. His favorite trip was to Tampa, FL for an engineering trip, and his ideal vacation would be to go to a cabin.

At KSU, Emeka is part of the Motorsports Formula SAE team where he collaborates on projects for building a competitive go-kart. This past summer, he was a STEM summer instructor at a local high school where he prepared and delivered lectures to students about drones and engineering.

 

Christina PioChristina Pio

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CO-OP
Christina joins Newcomb & Boyd as a Mechanical Engineering co-op. She is enrolled at the University of Georgia and plans to earn her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in May of 2021. On campus, she is an active member of the Society of Women Engineers.

Christina calls Johns Creek, GA her hometown and currently resides there.

Her hobbies include reading, spending time with family, friends and animals, and playing and coaching volleyball. She was an assistant coach and office assistant for the A5 Volleyball Club in Alpharetta, GA for two years, where her hidden talent of being able to wolf whistle really loudly came in handy.

The furthest place Christina has traveled was to Spain, which was her favorite trip. Her ideal vacation would be to either see the Amazon rainforest or the Great Barrier Reef.

In her local community, she is a puppy raiser for the Guide Dog Foundation, where she learns how to train service dogs and cares for dogs with strict needs.

 

Tomer ShakedTomer Shaked

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CO-OP
Tomer (pronounced Toh-mare) joins Newcomb & Boyd as a Mechanical Engineering co-op. He is enrolled at the University of Georgia where he is on the Dean’s List and is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He plans to earn his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in May of 2021.

Tomer is originally from Tel Aviv, Israel and now lives in Marietta, GA. He has a six-year-old Maltese named, Coco.

In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and mountain biking. He also likes DJing, as he is very passionate about electronic music. In fact, his favorite concert experience was seeing Griz at Bonnaroo Music Festival.

In college, Tomer designed a five-piece puzzle cube in AutoCAD that was unable to be solved by his classmates or professors. He is currently building a golf ball compound slingshot for a term design project with three classmates.

The farthest he’s traveled from home was to The Bahamas and California. Tomer’s favorite trip was enjoying his home country of Israel as a tourist and his ideal vacation would be to go to Hawaii.

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