WOMEN AS THE NEW LEADERS FOR
CORNELL ENGINEERING STUDENT TEAMS
The new face of engineering leadership. Cornell Engineering female student team leaders and subteam leaders gather for a group photo in the Experiential
Meghan McKenzie (ORIE ’15), Hannah Rudin (ME ’17), Corinne Lippe (ME ’16), Mahitha Rachumalla (ECE ’15). Middle Row, left to right: Hailee Het
Lim (ORIE ’17), Meredith Lee (MSE ’16) Back Row, left to right: Ann Lu (ChemE ’15), Shannon Spiers (CivilE ’17), Kevia Qu (ChemE ’16), Brecken Bla
t was a moment any student team dreads.
Cornell Racing had spent months designing,
building, testing and retesting its formula-style racecar in
preparation for the Toronto Shootout. But during its timed
trial, Cornell’s car stopped dead in its tracks.
Team leader Nina Buchakjian ’15 MAE, engine subteam
leader TeAnn Nguyen ’15 MAE, and electrical subteam leader
Sarah Behringer ’16 ECE remember that day.
“The engine problems that had plagued us earlier that
week had followed us to Canada. When we saw the car
completely stopped on the track, the three of us, with several
other members of the team, rushed out there to figure out what
had happened,” says Buchakjian. “Unfortunately, the failure
was beyond what we could fix at that moment.”