Student Spotlight: Shane Choi

Courtesy Northwestern University

Shane Choi is a mechanical engineering and trumpet performance student at Northwestern University. He combined his passions for music and building things by making interactive lamps from antique brass instruments while on break from school.

“‘It was a massive learning curve,’ Choi admitted.”

Courtesy Northwestern University

“On evenings and weekends, he toiled in the family garage while listening to podcasts about entrepreneurship and creating small businesses. He leveraged his coursework in mechatronics to build the lamps and ventured into new designs like capacitive touchscreens, while also focusing on simple, robust, and elegant solutions honoring the design thinking ethos that has been woven throughout his engineering education.”

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