Nicholas Besse

Department / Program: 
Mechanical Engineering
FLIR Helios


Nicholas is the project manager of the FLIR Helios team. He organized the team and ensured that presentations and deliverables were on time, complete, and professional. He studied abroad in Berlin, Germany his junior year and used the engineering and communication skills he learned to help lead the Helios team. Nicholas has taken advantage of his time at UC, Santa Barbara, graduating with honors, racing for the UCSB Cycling Team, and even becoming a licensed pilot. Through the summer, he will take some time to continue road racing in the Bay Area. After the summer he will start looking for a job as a systems engineer before pursuing a graduate degree.