John's '17 Senior Project is titled The Art and Mathematics Inside a Grand Piano. He worked at a piano restoration company.
"My project is centered on the construction and maintenance of grand pianos. There are a myriad of intricate parts that go into a grand piano, and diagnosing, tuning and repairing a grand involves a wide array of problem-solving skills. My goal for the project is to utilize the skills I have learned in applied physics and mathematics and take them into real world practice. Additionally, I aim to develop my engineering skills as well as my woodworking abilities, which are necessities outside of the classroom. I also am very excited to learn about my own piano, so that I could potentially tune and fix it myself. I look forward to sharing my experiences in the weeks to come!"