Brett Hamlin, PhD
Dr. Hamlin’s research interests include educational methods, spatial visualization, heat transfer, and biomechanics. His current research projects are the development of the First Year Engineering Program, and modeling heat flow in bone tissue. Dr. Hamlin has published one textbook and several articles. He enjoys sailing, skiing, and most other outdoor activities.
Dr. Hamlin chooses to live in the remote north because of his passion for and access to the outdoor lifestyle. A former top Nordic skier, the “Doc” now enjoys all facets of fun on the snow. Doc is a Sr. level Ski Patrol, qualified on both snowboard and Alpine skis and is a lead instructor in Outdoor Emergency Care. In the “off season” (if there is such a thing), he is active in the local mountain biking scene, which just happens to include the IMBA world ranked trail system of Copper Harbor. On any given weekend you will find the Hamlin family out and about, skiing, hiking, biking, camping, and climbing.
PhD, Mechanical Engineering Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Sit-Ski Team Lead
Amanda is a Biomedical Engineering student and is a member of Michigan Tech's Nordic ski team. She has experience in implantable device design, FDA regulations, and 3D modeling of rollerskis. She is the team lead for the sit ski project, and plans to pursue a career either in the ski/bike industry or in medical device design. In her limited free time she enjoys climbing, downhill skiing, backpacking, ski jumping, and swing dancing.
SERC Signature Reduction Team Lead
Nate is a Mechanical Engineering student in his fifth year at Michigan Tech with experience in 3D modeling, quality control and lean manufacturing. He is on the signature reduction team currently and wishes to continue innovating with design teams in the future. Nate is also the president of the disc golf club at Michigan Tech. In his free time, he enjoys downhill skiing, camping and hanging in his hammock wherever he can.
SERC Personnel Hydration Team Team Lead
Tim is a fifth-year mechanical engineering student with experience in lean manufacturing, subtractive prototyping, and quality engineering. He plans to apply his experiences with modelling/design techniques to fabricate innovative products that will enhance the way people experience the outdoors. Tim enjoys snowboarding, longboarding, skim boarding, nordic skiing, downhill skiing, disc golfing, kayaking, and hiking.
Joseph Van Linn
Joseph is a mechanical engineering student who is seeking to apply his undergrad knowledge to the outdoor recreation industry. His love of the outdoors and attention to detail has lead him to many things such as being an avid skier, year round backpack camper, building his own skis and traveling. Whether it be in english or spanish, he is always ready to have a conversation about whatever. Favorite Quote: “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” -Mark Twain
Carson is a third year student here studying materials science and engineering. He enjoys many different outdoor sports and activities that the Keweenaw has to offer, including but not limited to: skiing and snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, disc golfing, tennis, and general exploration of the rich copper mining history and ruins that exist here. His hope is to use his education in materials science to contribute to the outdoor apparel industry, refining and developing innovative fabrics for technical use.
Carson is a third year student here studying materials science and engineering. He enjoys many different outdoor sports and activities that the Keweenaw has to offer, including but not limited to: skiing and snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, disc golfing, tennis, and general exploration of the rich copper mining history and ruins that exist here. His hope is to use his education in materials science to contribute to the outdoor apparel industry, refining and developing innovative fabrics for technical use..
Mark is a third-year mechanical engineering student, and a member of the varsity nordic ski team. He spends most of his free time fishing wherever he can for whatever he can. He also loves hiking with his family and any sort of watersports.
Adam Brewer is a fourth-year mechanical engineering student with an International French minor. Adam has been in ski boots since age 3 and practically lives in them all though winter. He races for Michigan Tech’s Alpine Ski team and skis in the park or out in the woods when not in the gates. On rare occasions he can be seen donning a snowboard tough often in disguise. When there is no snow on the ground, he is constantly exploring be it from a kayak, a bike saddle or in hiking boots.
Mary is a third-year Biomedical engineering student and a member of the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski and Cross Country running teams. She is also a captain of the ski team. She spends much of her time training, whether that be skiing on Tech trails, rollerskiing along the canal, or running through some forest in the great state of the UP.