May 142013

On Saturday, May 11, 2013 New Mexico Tech (NMT) held its 2013 Commencement ceremony at the NMT campus. MRO’s Optics Instrumentation Engineer, Alisa Shtromberg, received her Master’s in Physics with an emphasis in Instrumentation from NMT. A former Mechanical Engineering student, Stephen Jimenez, also received his Master’s in Materials Engineering.

Alisa Shtromberg joined MRO in 2006 after graduation with a B.S. degree in Astrophysics from NMT. As the MROI Instrumentation Optics Engineer she is the lead on the Automated Alignment System project under the supervision of Dr. Colby Jurgenson. Ms. Shtromberg completed her M.S. on the development of the Automated Alignment system, under the supervision of Dr. Colby Jurgenson and Dr. Michelle Creech-Eakma. Shtromberg was also this year’s recipient of the Marvin Wilkening Award from the NMT Physics Department and the 2013 Graduate Student Association Appreciation Award.

Stephen Jimenez joined MRO in 2009 as a Mechanical Engineering m and worked on the Delay Line subsystem, design of anchoring systems for optical tables, and design of NESSI instrument components. Jimenez is now holding a position as a Mechanical Engineer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Alisa Shtromberg receives her M.S. degree from NMT Vice President of R&ED & MRO PI, Dr. Van Romero

Stephen Jimenez received his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering

Alisa Shtromberg receives the 2013 Graduate Student Association (GSA) Student Appreciation Award from GSA President, Gus Tolley.