Colonie, NY, native Michael Rossi graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University at Buffalo in May 2013. A recipient of the Moog and Dean’s Fellowships, Mike is currently developing computational and experimental methods for performance prediction of bio-inspired aeroelastic structures for renewable energy systems. His research in sustainable energies at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and General Electric Energy solidified his desire to pursue his MS in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in energy generation. An active member of the UB engineering community, Mike coordinated professional development and service events as the Vice President of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society while serving as an engineering student leader and teaching assistant. Outside of academia, he spends his time competing for UB’s Cross Country and Track Club, hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Upon completing his graduate studies, Mike plans on pursuing a career in the renewable energy industry.