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     Date Submitted:12-01-2015
     Last Modified:20-01-2015 (04:12)
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     Current job:Undergraduate Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     Keywordsquick learner, troubleshoot, improvise, repurpose, teacher, improve, research, adapt, develop, design, independent, teamwork, leader, collaborate, aerospace, space, human factors, crew systems

    Objective: To obtain a full-time position with a focus on space exploration, space research or systems engineering.



    University of Maryland, College Park, MD                                  GPA: 3.1

                Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering                      Expected Graduation: May 2015

                Gemstone - Honors Research Program                                   Expected Citation: May 2015


    President's Scholarship to University of Maryland

                Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


    Undergraduate Research Assistant - Dr. Anya Jones’s Low Reynolds Number Aerodynamics Lab    Spring 2014 - Present

    ·         Developed and designed complex water jet system independently for towing tank

    ·         Overcame challenges and new problems in quick, decisive, and effective manner

    ·         Adapted and improved design to meet changing design requirements

    ·         Researched and learned new material quickly to ensure quality of adapted design

    ·         Collaborated with professionals to accomplish tasks outside areas of expertise

    Team QUANTUM SEA - Gemstone - Dr. Jeremy Munday               Spring 2012 - Present

                 Team Liaison and Lab Subgroup

    ·         Mentored by Dr. Munday, recipient of NASA Early Career Faculty Award in 2012

    ·         Directed troubleshooting of experiments, wrote detailed procedure, and set lab guidelines to reduce error

    ·         Improved robustness and reliability of testing setup for performing multiple solar cell efficiency tests

    ·         Displayed initiative and foresight by pressing group to act and holding members accountable


    Permanent Mars Settlement Design Project - ENAE484                  Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

                 Crew Systems Group

    ·         Designing EVA accommodations, air revitalization, waste management, and emergency systems

    ·         Detailing all required components and materials to support people in transit to, from, and on Mars

    ·         Determining feasibility, designing with current technology, and determining new, useful technologies

    ·         Will participate in critical design reviews and final presentation of project

    Engineering Success and Professionalism Workshop - AIAA                       Oct. 28, 2014

                 Event Coordinator and Main Presenter

    ·         Chosen by the Aerospace Department and AIAA officers to advise new aerospace engineering students

    ·         Coordinated the event, selected panelists, and created presentation

    ·         Presented on how to be a successful engineer, get involved, and act with professional etiquette

    Connect Mentor Program - Gemstone                           Summer 2013 - Fall 2014

    ·         Assisted in summer orientation and introduced incoming freshman to the honors program

    ·         Mentored and advised freshmen as they acclimated to college


    University of Maryland ACHA D3 Ice Hockey Team -                 Fall 2011 - Fall 2013

    ·         Played forward for the school's team with two practices and two games each week

    ·         Assisted in coordinating two charity games to benefit American Vetdogs            


    Proficient in Matlab, Autodesk Inventor, LabView, C++, Visual Studio, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)


    Space Systems Design, Space Propulsion and Power, Space Navigation and Guidance, Vibration and Aeroelasticity, Aerospace Structures, Control of Aerospace Systems, Spaceflight Dynamics, and Dynamics of Aerospace Systems

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