Danielle Kolber balances more than just books at Florida Atlantic University's Ocean and Mechanical Engineering Program. In addition to Engineering, she is also striving to attain a Mathematics Minor. She has always thrived on volunteering, hands on experience, and lateral thinking to resolve challenges; so, when FAU decided to re-establish the Human Powered Submarine Team in 2009, Danielle was requested to be on board. She was one of 8 key members that designed and fabricated Talon 1 in six months and competed in the International Submarine Races in which they won Absolute Speed and 2nd place overall. This past year at ISR, Danielle took responsibility as Team Captain and had 2 submarines present: one mechanical and one electrical. Currently, she serves as the Team Leader of the organization and along with the work of having two submarines maintained, the HPS team is designing a 3rd vessel.
Danielle was a member of the A.O.E. sorority where she served as the Social Chair. She utilized this position to organize social events that not only provided engineering students networking opportunities but also integrated events that would promote team work and trust. Members benefited from newly attained skills and implemented them in future projects i.e. senior design.
Within the past year, Danielle has joined SNAME and became Treasurer of FAU’s student section. During her tenure, she had coordinated a trip to Texas for the Offshore Technology Conference and the 2013 Annual Meeting. In November, Danielle was voted in to be a part of the Student Steering Committee and is excited to serve as Secretary and Treasurer!