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 a freshly minted Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. I defended my dissertation in August of 2022 and have continued my academic career as a postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany. I did my undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and plan to stay in academia and find a tenure-track faculty position starting Spring or Fall of 2024.
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.