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

Skylar Eiskowitz is a senior 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 a physics 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 nonfiction.

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Skylar worked at Avascent, researching the launch vehicle market, performing technology analysis on robotics in space, and programming for Avascent Analytics. She found a new appreciation for the intersection of a technical background with policy and business, and is excited to promote more aerospace courses and events at her college.