Student to travel the world to study coaster design

Posted Wednesday, April 4, 2001 5:08 AM | Contributed by eric

Brooke Basinger, a senior majoring in engineering at Harvey Mudd College, has been awarded a 2001 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study international concepts in roller coaster design. During the next year, she will travel to England, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Brazil, and Mexico. She will receive $22,000 to fund her travels and research.

Link: Ultimate Rollercoaster

Wednesday, April 4, 2001 5:15 AM
john peck's avatar I wonder if she is single! :)
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"Autobots: Transform and roll out!"
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 5:31 AM
Cool! Damn, Brooke left out Australia :(
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 5:49 AM
Sweden!!!
Uhm why?!?!
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 6:47 AM
I wanna be Brooke!!!!!
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 8:17 AM
Damn, Brooke is so lucky I wish I could have the same oppurtunity she has. She is so lucky and will get to ride many awesome coasters. That is a great oppurtunity for here and I hope she has a great time.

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Dave
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 9:15 AM
janfrederick's avatar I hope she's an enthusiast!!!Good luck Brooke!

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Decisions determine destiny; Destiny determines decisions.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 9:24 AM
Geez...maybe I should look into that. I'm a first year ME though...I have a long way to go.

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Nathan C. Mellenthien
Coaster Designer
SFDL Viper- 20 times in a row!!!
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 9:40 AM
staticman00's avatar you think thats kool, i got a co-op with custom coasters this fall! :)
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 12:09 PM
Lucky!!!!!!!!!!

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No Bad Coasters, Just Some Better Than Others.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 12:10 PM
Hey staticman00, how did you pull that off?

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Beast Crew 2001!!!
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 1:39 PM
staticman, I planned on doing that when I get into college. Custom Coasters is the closest to me also. Just an added bonus. :)
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 1:58 PM
Wish it was me! Good luck to Brooke!

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Coasters- a little slice of heaven
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 4:29 PM
The Paramount parks headquarters (I THINK its the headquarters) is located right down the road from Carowinds. I may look into getting a "gopher" job there this summer hehe. I know that they did the theming for Volcano and Outer Limits there.


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"I traded my soul for a ride on Millennium Force"
www.starcoasters.com
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 6:23 PM
> Sweden!!!
> Uhm why?!?!

Perhaps some coaster designers live and work there? I know B&M are in Switzerland and Intamin is in Germany.

> The Paramount parks headquarters (I THINK its >the headquarters) is located right down the road > from Carowinds. I may look into getting a "gopher" job there this summer hehe. I know that they did the theming for Volcano and Outer Limits there.

Yep! Ironic that Paramount Parks' HQ are located near Carowinds, the most underrated park in the US (IMHO), and not near PKI, the most popular Paramount Park!

Must be Charlotte, right, Jonathan? ;)

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The Jet Coaster ROARS!
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 8:38 PM
Sounds like a very fun job! Who wouldn't want to get paid 22000 dollars to see the world and ride the coasters of the world! Most of us could only dream about something like that!

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Home Park: Knotts Berry Farm!
but also Disneyland and DCA
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 8:41 PM
Interesting. Sweden only has 9 coasters, and mostly production models.
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 3:43 AM
that would be asom to do that
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Friday, April 6, 2001 3:24 AM
What college are you guys at that CCI is so close to you?
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Friday, April 6, 2001 5:46 AM
Jeff's avatar Anything in Cinci or Dayton, I would say.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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