Nosa is originally from Houston, Texas—specifically League City, TX in the greater Houston area. A member of the first-ever graduating class of Clear Falls High School, he went off to Northern California for 4 years to study Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. While there, he spent a summer as a research intern at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he fell in love with the potential to apply insights from his dynamics and control theory classes to improve the performance of 3D printers, a technology still in its infancy. Currently, Nosa is a PhD student at Michigan working to finish what he started.
Over his years at Michigan, Nosa has increased his exposure to teaching. He served as the TA for the undergraduate “Modeling, Analysis and Control of Dynamic Systems” class, where he developed a Socratic style of teaching centered on student understanding. He then took a gap semester to work as a lecturer at Ashesi University, teaching the senior elective courses “Introduction to Mechatronics” and “Design and Manufacturing.” His core strengths include linear algebra/linear systems, physics (especially mechanics), dynamics and control theory, and electronics as it pertains to sensing for control. At the core of his teaching philosophy is the idea that confusion is our natural state as humans; thus, there is no shame in being confused. In fact, when coupled with curiosity, confusion can be a powerful driving force to uncovering new knowledge.
Outside of his studies, Nosa enjoys exercising with friends, reading books to engage with other curiosities and confusions, and playing music (mostly guitar).