My name is Andrew Schulz and I am currently a third year graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Ever since I was a kid I was fascinated with science. Both my parents are scientists and I have been doing various fun experiments with my family since I was a kid.
In high school I was able to visit South Africa and fell in love with the elephants I met. Since then I have had a passion for bio-mechanics research and animal conservation.
I am currently working towards my PhD at Georgia Institute of Technology in The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering under the advisor Dr. David Hu. I am proposing my dissertation in Fall of 2020 and will be looking for Postdoc opportunities in Summer of 2022. I am working on a several projects including understand the physics behind how elephant trunks are able to move in remarkable ways without containing any bone structure.
I do scientific outreach discussing how to teach about conservation technology as well as wildlife conservation in general. To reach a larger audience I have started streaming on Twitch talking to some of my friends, peers, and leaders in Elephant Research and Conservation Tech. I'm working on building a larger network of education streamers.