I have a lot of skills, but my sister made this site for me.
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Summer of 2014 I worked as a Mechanical Engineering intern at Primus Power. My time at Primus was a wonderful experience at a company that encouraged my growth while challenging me to be flexible and learn in new scenarios. In this professional environment, I learned about group dynamic in the workplace and the role of engineers in a diverse company working together toward a common goal.
The Sea Rover is a cost-effective autonomous seafaring vessel. It is a project I have been working on with four friends from high school, that was supported by our successful Kickstarter in the fall of 2013. We believe that personal sea rovers need not be impractical or expensive, and the launch of our Sea Rover can prove that. Its first mission will be a journey from San Francisco to San Diego through pre-programmed waypoints.
DTC is Northwestern's two-part introduction to human-centered design, "Design Thinking and Communication". In it, groups of 3-5 freshmen have a client and user that they are designing a product for. In the first installment, my group had the design challenge of users at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago who had suffered strokes that were having difficulty storing items in the wheelchair and accessing them with a weaker hand. The final product was the Black Box, as seen below.
For my Eagle Scout projects, I built three bulletin boards to improve communication between staff and parents at a local, under-resourced school. I fundraised the money necessary (over $800) by playing piano at weddings and in small groups, and taught fellow Scouts how to construct the boards instead of simply building them myself. The bulletin board pictured here had sliding plexiglass doors for protection.
During the summer of 2015 I worked as a Product Development intern at Inventables, Inc. in Chicago, IL. The company develops desktop CNC devices, such as the X-Carve and the Carvey, often used by hobbyists and small manufacturing companies. Although it was the smallest company I have worked at, it was some of the most fun I've had as an engineer. The three-person engineering team helped me grow as an individual and to understand how critical the end user was to the machine's success.