The Michigan Engineer News Center

The Wrestler

Balancing Olympic training and astronaut ambitions| Medium Read

Adam Coon, a dean’s list aerospace engineering student, is the nation’s No. 2-ranked heavyweight in Greco-Roman wrestling. In between problem sets, design projects and exams this semester, the rising star trains for Olympic tryouts. There’s just one spot on the U.S. team in his weight class and style. To nab it – and go to Rio for the 2016 summer games – Coon must upstage an older, long-time master. What’s it like to be Coon during one of the most demanding semesters of his life? He explains, in his own words.

Read the full story.

Portrait of Marcin Szczepanski

Contact

Marcin Szczepanski
Multimedia Director & Senior Producer

Michigan Engineering
Communications & Marketing

(734) 763-1653

3214 SI-North

Student uses a device to measure bacterial levels in urine samples

Blue Sky: Up to $10M toward research so bold, some of it just might fail

Inspired by startup funding models, Michigan Engineering reinvents its internal R&D grant structure. | Medium Read