UT Dallas Engineer Robert Rennaker Wants to Rewire Your Brain

By Geoffery C. Orsak Robert Rennaker didn’t follow a traditional path to becoming a world-class engineering researcher. Raised in Topeka, Kansas, and moving regularly from city to city across the Midwest because of the demands of his father’s work, Rennaker wasn’t what you’d call “committed” to high school. In his senior year, he decided to join the military, signed up with the Marine Corps, and shipped off to boot camp in San Diego. After surviving what he calls the toughest 12 weeks of his life, he was assigned in 1989 to repair the hydraulic and pneumatic systems on the CH-46 Sea… Full Story