October 4 General Meeting Bios

1) Product Design/Dissection Laboratory

James M. Leake joined the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering in 1999. His educational background includes an MS in Mechanical Engineering (1993) from the University of Washington, a BS in Ocean Engineering (1980) from Florida Atlantic University, and a BA in Art History (1974) from Indiana University. Leake’s publications include two books, Engineering Design Graphics: Sketching, Modeling, and Visualization, 2nd edition, Wiley and Sons, 2013, and Autodesk Inventor, McGraw-Hill, 2004. He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, where he served in Tunisia from 1983 until 1986. Leake worked as a naval architect in the Pacific Northwest for 10 years. He is a registered professional engineer in naval architecture in the state of Washington (1990).

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2) MakerGirl RSO

Manisha Singh is a senior studying applied math and economics at UIUC. She is also the managing director of MakerGirl, a social venture which teaches 3D printing to young girls across the country to inspire them to be future leaders and unstoppable forces.