Meet HB

Written By: H. Bui UNT Graduate Cybersecurity

Hello everyone (Xin chào mọi người), my name is Huy Bui, but you can call me HB if it is easier for you. I’m currently an international student from Vietnam and am pursuing a Cybersecurity degree. As for the SPARK Makerspace, I currently work as a Technical Engagement Specialist, which allows me to interact with both patrons and SPARK technology at the same time.

Up until now, my main motivation in life has been driven by my curiosity, even if it sometimes gets me scolded or involved in some awkward situations. With that being said, thanks to my curiosity, I have learned many highly valuable skills such as basic photography, programming, culture awareness via traveling, and many other soft skills. (These are some of my pictures from a collection).

Personally, working in the SPARK is equivalent to a dream come true to me because this is such a unique job that provides me with both hands-on experiences on many technologies such as 3D printers, advanced DSLR cameras, laser cutters, CNC machines, and many more. As for the SPARK team, I cannot find a single bad word to describe my coworkers. Everyone in the team, regardless of their rank, will always jump to help another with their best, thus, spending their after-work time to mentor others seeking support.

As for my personal project at the SPARK, I made a lithophane print for my cousin during her wedding anniversary with a coworker’s support (credit Danielle Da Costa) and expect more to come in the near future when my curiosity kicks in. (Hope it does not destroy anything 0-0).

Meet Rohan

Written By: R. Veda UNT Graduate Computer and Information Sciences

Hey! This is Rohan Veda, a Graduate student at UNT pursuing Computer and Information Sciences. Working for the Spark Makerspace has been pretty exciting for me, I got to meet a lot of people who share different cultures and experiences. Since childhood, I’ve been interested in troubleshooting and fixing things around me. Working as a technology engagement specialist at the Spark puts me in new challenges every day, different patrons with different problems show up, and fixing/troubleshooting them makes me happy because that’s what I’ve been good at since childhood. I’ve got to know about a lot of new tools and machines after joining the Spark, learning about them was a good experience. Also, I got to know about various software used for 2D and 3D modeling such as Adobe Illustrator, Blender, and Solidworks.

The Spark Makerspace is a great place for UNT students who are passionate and creative in their professional life. The resources present at The Spark are really useful for students to excel in their passion.

Meet Manoj

Written By: M. Pakanati UNT Graduate Data Science

Hello all, my name is Manoj. I am a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Data Science here at UNT. It’s been just one month since I started working at The Spark Makerspace and I am having a wonderful experience. I get to access a handful of technologies and tools. The best part of working at The Spark is that it allows you to expose yourself to diversified people. They also allow you to utilize first-class resources that no other place at the university can provide like 3D printing, DSLRs or video cameras, sewing, printing and scanning, laser cutting, etc. One of the types of equipment I am more interested in and love to use is a DSLR camera.

After completing my undergraduate degree, I had been working for 2 years and had no free time for my hobbies. Again, being at school in UNT gave me time to explore my hobbies and with the help of The Spark, I have access to the best performing cameras, so I started to explore my photography skills once again. These are a few photos that I have photographed after being at UNT.

Outside of school, I love traveling and photography. I also like long rides and places in higher altitudes, hiking, sports cars & bikes.

Meet Laura

Written By: L. Lujan UNT Senior Electrical Engineering

Hi, I am Laura Itzel Lujan. I work at The Spark Makerspace at UNT. I’m also a Senior in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. I’m a front desk associate at both locations Discovery Park and Willis Library. I help patrons with the use of the makerspace and inform them what The Spark is about.

I am a very artistic person. I have been drawing and painting since high school, but my artistic passions are always like the seasons. Currently, I am really into textiles, hand embroidery, and sewing. I have picked up hand embroidery the last few years. I have done a few projects on my own that take hours on end. (It’s awesome!) I have created designs on clothing, jackets, jeans, and totes. Now at The Spark, I have the opportunity to expand on embroidery. I don’t have to do it by hand anymore!