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Engineering Design

Seattle, WA, 98105
March 09, 2018

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Seattle, WA, ***** Carter Kraus



Well-rounded engineering student with research experience in a professional laboratory setting

Hands-on experience through wind tunnel testing, composite manufacturing, and structural testing

Working proficiency in Matlab, demonstrated through various small projects

Strong work ethic and proven leader, shown by several academic and leadership positions held at the University of Washington


University of Washington (UW), College of Engineering, Seattle, WA

B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Expected June 2019

GPA: 3.92, Dean’s List 7 quarters, Robert B. Rodal Endowed Scholarship Recipient

Relevant Coursework: Flight Mechanics, Incompressible Aerodynamics, Aerospace Structures, Structural Vibrations, Orbital Mechanics, Aerospace Instrumentation, Thermodynamics, Mechanics of Materials RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

UW AA321, Aerospace Laboratory I (Class), Jan. ’18 – Mar. ‘18

Conducted wind tunnel tests on 2D and 3D wings to determine the pressure distribution and aerodynamic forces acting on the wings. Also explored the use winglets and their effect on induced drag.

Utilized XFLR5 and Matlab software to analyze data and verify experimental results

Performed tensile tests on metal plates to explore stress-strain behavior and stress concentration Undergraduate Researcher, Laboratory for Multiscale Analysis of Materials and Structures, Oct. ‘17 – Present

Manufacture and test composites to support the ongoing research of a graduate student in the lab

Trained in VARTM and VBO layup methods

Undergoing training in finite element analysis

UW Society of Advanced Rocket Propulsion, UW, Oct. ‘17 – Present

Work with small team to design and manufacture the rocket’s nosecone

Utilized RasAero for aerodynamic drag analysis and design optimization

Collaborate with other sub-teams to ensure design compatibility and functionality Undergraduate Researcher, Autonomous Flight Systems Laboratory, UW, Apr. ’17 – Dec. ‘17

Developed Matlab functions used to read and analyze digital surface models based on user input.

Supported a wind tunnel test through the development of a Matlab function

Designed parachute deployment system using Solidworks with another lab member.

Co-authored paper on rendered environments using UAV technology LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Chi Psi Fraternity, Internal Vice President, June ’17- February ‘18

Supervise and manage ten different positions, holding biweekly meetings to track progress

Organize and plan fraternity events, including a long weekend trip to Vancouver, Canada Chi Psi Fraternity, Scholarship Chairman, May ‘16 - October ‘17

Manage the fraternity’s libraries, textbooks, and study tools in an effort to promote academic success

Serve as academic adviser to new members and active members who have challenges with their studies University of Washington Special Olympics, Oct. ‘16 - Present

Serve as a volunteer to assist Special Olympics athletes in playing various sports PERSONAL INTERESTS

Skiing, Hiking, Golf, Aviation (Flying), Intramural Sports

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