Wednesday, November 5, 2008

MINNESOTA MAGAZINE
An Electrifying Occupation
For Nina Tortosa, working a double shift is part of the fun of her job. When the 34-year-old aerodynamics engineer for General Motors in suburban Detroit works extra hours, she wears jeans and a dingy, gray University of Minnesota sweatshirt, circa 1993. That’s because Tortosa (B.A. ’98, M.S. ’00) is laboring inside a wind tunnel, crawling under the bodies of clay model cars, taking measurements, and getting dirty. “It’s a blast in there. It’s kind of like playing, but at work,” she says. Read more here.