A Thrill Ride

News story about BEST Labber Tim Jacobi’s MS project and his design of a new amusement park ride at Eagle Amusement.

Quote: “It was clear that his passion was roller coaster engineering, and we figured out a way to make that dream happen,” says Agogino of her first-ever student specializing in roller coasters.

Picture caption: Tim Jacobi (second from front in bottom row) is part of the brave group testing a prototype of his Eagle amusement park ride, inspired by a childhood toy. The master’s candidate in mechanical engineering, who put his studies on hold in 2004 for a job in the roller-coaster business, now hopes to graduate in December 2008 [and did]. (Photo by Sandra Jacobi.)