Will Greene


Will Greene will be a freshman at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in the fall, where he plans to major in mechanical engineering. He's always had a passion for taking things apart to understand how they work and to figure out how to make them work better. During his ISB internship, he further developed those skills, helping redesign and build the newest version of a student photometer. In the process, he soldered, designed, and prototyped circuit boards. He also led a workshop for high schools teachers, helping them understand how to assemble the devices.

Working at ISB is Will's second internship. He previously worked in the test engineering group for K2 Sports. There, he conducted tests, using laser measurements, to determine the height, slope and curvature of cross country skis, made by K2 company Madshus, to compare them with competitive models. And he also helped with data acquisition tests determining air pressure levels for airbag-equipped backpacks, made by K2 company Backcountry Access, when fully deployed.

Will is an avid skier, both at resorts and in the backcountry. He enjoys bouldering and backpacking, and spent a month mountaineering in Wyoming's Wind River Range two summers ago. He's also built his own 3D printer from scratch and served as a head engineer and driver for the FIRST Robotics Team at his high school, the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Will can be contacted at willgreene09@gmail.com