“Thanks to you, I'm ready to work on a manned space flight
Andrew Ring grew up on Star Trek, building machines from
Lego bricks. A UB intern at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, his
senior-year project was a device he designed and built for testing
loads on sandwiched composite materials. After Ring got his grade,
NASA got the device. Co-captain of a UB Engineering Club
microgravity project, he received a scholarship from a UB student
innovation fund supported by donors like you to send him aloft
on two missions on NASA’s zero-gravity airplane. Ring earned
a BA in mathematics in addition to an engineering degree, minored
in computer science and played trumpet in UB’s marching and
pep bands. Bet on him to see his work on its way to Mars someday.
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