• Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2018
  • The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Mechanical Engineering, ‘19
  • Host Institution: Avascent

Skylar Eiskowitz is a mechanical engineering student at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan. Her love for physics and mathematics combined with her desire to make meaningful contributions to the world led her to study engineering. She spent the summer of 2017 at the University of Maryland as an undergraduate researcher in the TREND REU program, where she won best overall project for her research on Saturn’s rings. Here she learned that she could merge her academic interests with her curiosities about nature into a career in aerospace engineering. 

As a student, Skylar values an interdisciplinary curriculum and is active in the Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, and Pi Tau Sigma. She is the head teaching assistant of the physics department, mentors a STEM outreach program for high school students, and is captain of  Cooper Union’s Women’s Basketball and Volleyball teams. In her spare time, Skylar loves surfing, painting, and reading about physics.

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Skylar will work at Avascent.