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Academic Projects

I have completed several projects to expand my practical engineering skills. Here is a sampling of some interesting projects I have undertaken that have real-world application:

Capstone Team Project: Design of Lightweight Body Armor

Key Attributes:

  • Applied leadership, problem solving, and interpersonal skills to achieve project milestones with results communicated to industry leaders.
  • Applied the fundamentals of material properties, finite element modeling, and simulation analysis to gain key insight into new (not on the market) body armor designs.
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Track and Cart Simulation

Key Attributes:

  • Used engineering tools to visualize and simulate a complex system.
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Simulation of a Crank-Slider Machine

Key Attributes:

  • Created an analytical simulation to model and analyze a simple machine.
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CAD Model of an Airplane

Key Attributes:

  • 3D CAD design and rendering.
Description of Project

Team Project: Patio Umbrella

Key Attributes:

  • Promoted team dynamics to achieve the project objectives within time constraints.
  • Used engineering principles to design a patio umbrella that satisfied specified criteria.
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Team Project: Mini-Bike Design

Key Attributes:

  • Created a computational model to optimize the design of the drive chain for performance and durability.
  • Employed interpersonal skills to achieve the team’s design objectives while staying within time constraints.
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Team Project: Miniature trebuchet

Key Attributes:

  • Used prototyping to optimize the trebuchet’s throwing range.
  • Promoted team dynamics to achieve project objectives while staying within time and budget constraints.
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