Amy Betz, the 3rd of 10 children and first daughter of Jim & Robin Betz received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering June 30.
Betz’s doctorate was awarded from the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University in the City of New York. Her research focuses on cooling for electronic systems.
Amy enjoyed travelling to other countries as a visiting scholar and her research into pool boiling thermal energy, which she gained a world record for with her team while attending CU. She received her undergraduate, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Amy attributes much of her success to participating in one of the first classes in Fairfax County to offer the foreign language immersion elementary school program, where she learned Math & Science in Spanish. She also received her IB diploma after completing the program at Robinson High School.
Betz has accepted a faculty position in at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas beginning early August.
The Betz family celebrated Amy’s accomplishment their Berryville, Virginia home on July 17 where everyone threw their “well wishes” for Amy into the empty well planter. One wish for Amy was that this new chapter in her life will be the end of her rainbow. (And everyone thought the end of the rainbow was in Oz?)