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Ryan Thompson

Major: Electrical Engineering and Music
Topic: Develop a device that visually represents the timbre or musical quality of a single pluck on a classical guitar
Faculty Mentor:

Dr. Christopher S. Greene

  • Used his Bush Foundation Grant to develop a device that visually represents the timbre or musical quality of a single pluck on a classical guitar
  • His one-of-a-kind machine will help new guitarists develop better playing techniques
  • Can't decide which he loves more, The Simpsons or a crunchy roll from Nami, a sushi restaurant in Minneapolis
  • His favorite part of his research came when his engineering professor said, "I never knew music could be so cool!"

What's next for Ryan?

Graduate this May. Start his career in engineering. Continue to pursue his true passion, classical guitar.