“The idea for Bosse Tools originated a few summers ago when Walden found himself exhausted, tired and sore after doing home and garden work. After shoveling for hours on end, he thought to himself “there must be a better way to do this.” With a little creative thought, glue and some PVC pipe, he created the first double-handle shovel that maximizes output and diminishes strain.” Continue…
Wall Street Journal, LMU’s Business Incubator Turns out Winning Entrepreneurs
SDSU Competition’s Real-World Theme: Do a lot with little money
Brian’s senior design project “Hybrid Rocket Engine Test Stand” won the Voltaire Design Award ($750 prize money), intended to recognize the design team that best emulates the ideals of French philosopher Voltaire (“the best is the enemy of the good”) and Da Vinci (“simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”) with a clean, simple, elegant, low cost design that simply works well.
Brian also was awarded the Honeywell Team Leadership Award (nominees are nominated by their teammates), recognizing the student who best exemplifies teamwork skills, including the ability to work cooperatively with others to produce high quality work, to take initiative, to support and respect the opinions of fellow team members, to give and receive feedback, to demonstrate effective leadership, to keep their team focused and to elevate the work of their fellow team members.
Brian will graduate from University of Arizona with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering this month. He will be attending graduate school at the University of Southern California in Astronautical Engineering.
Brophy alumnus Hank Mackey graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point this month with Civil Engineer Honors. He deploys with the 101st Airborne this month to eastern Afghanistan.
Top photo, left to right:
AJ Mackey BCP ’10, Ellie Shiel Spelder XCP ’81, Hank Mackey BCP ’08, Mike Mackey, Col. Puckett USMA ’49, Maureen Mackey XCP ’77, Rhody Shiel BCP ’83, Mike Shiel BCP ’73
Bottom photo: AJ Mackey BCP ’10, Hank Mackey BCP ’08
Pogoseat founding member and Brophy alumnus Stephen Walden ’08 launched a rather unique company, when you watch the video you’ll wonder where this has been all your life!
Says Stephen, “Pogoseat started about 1 year ago and recently launched its app in the public marketplace. My job, as a marketing manager, is to research advertising strategies, contact potential brand partners, and facilitate marketing and promotional possibilities. We are hopeful that the future of this company will be quite successful.” Check it out…
Forbes.com on next tech wave for sports
Mashable.com’s apps you don’t want to miss
ESPN Video (starts at 1:29)
Brophy Alumnus Brian Franz ’08 who was just awarded a NASA Space Grant research internship for the coming year. Brian will be using lasers to study jet exhaust in order to design more efficient jet engines.
Prayers from Brophy for the Marusiak family and friends as the mourn the loss of Bob Marusiak, father of Johnny ’08, Charlie ’08 and Kevin ’10, husband of Lucia.
Three Brophy alumni honored with College Swimming Coaches Association’s (CSCAA) Spring 2012 Division 1 Scholar All America Individual:
Austen Thompson ’08 (U of A) (no photo)
Alex Lendrum ’09 (USC) (photo bottom, with mom Jamie)
and John Wojciechowski ’10 (Mich) (photo top)