Research Scientist & Assistant Director, Energy Institute
By Gary Rasp
Summers are hot and slow in Temple, Texas, the small town up the road from Austin where Carey King grew up. To pass the time, he and his brothers built several skateboard ramps in their backyard, including one 16’ x 40’ half-pipe model, a big hit with other kids living in Central Texas before the time of public skateparks.
That same 13-year-old who designed plywood and two-by-four ramps for teenage boys went on to earn both a B.S. with high honors and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Today, he is a research scientist and assistant director in the university’s Energy Institute. [Read more…]