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Engineering Project Management

Dallas, Texas, United States
May 25, 2018

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DAVID JOSEPHS 214-***-**** **01 Milton Avenue Dallas, TX 75205


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering May 2018 Bachelor of Science in Astronomy GPA: 3.0

Coursework: Advanced fluid mechanics, Structural mechanics and elasticity, Partial differential equations, Vector calculus, Thermodynamics, Air breathing propulsion, Spacecraft design, Intermediate material science, Astrophysics (graduate level), Orbital mechanics, Stochastic modeling Theses: Transient Simulations of Soot Formation under Dr. Harsha Chelliah Description and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Proposed Enhancements to ALMA under Dr. Kelsey Johnson Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX

Graduated 14th in Class, Summa Cum Laude Aug 2010 – May 2014 TECHNICAL SKILLS

● Language Skills: Bilingual fluency in Standard and Argentinian Spanish

● Technical Skills: Matlab, C, Java, Python, SQL, Solidworks, RevIt/AutoCAD/AutoCAD MEP, Ansys, Mathematica, CFD, R, STATA


NASA New Horizons / SWRI, South Africa Argentina Astronomical Observer, Spanish to English Translator, Scout, Expedition Leader May 2017 – Aug 2017

• Selected as astronomical observer on Celestron and Skywatcher systems to see occultation of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, New Horizon’s next flyby target, and served as translator and press liaison

• Positioned mobile, ground-based telescopes in optimal locations to detect the most historic occultation event in human history

• Lead team of scouts, coordinated with Argentinian National Guard and local authorities, and conducted an expedition in uncharted territory

Southern Methodist University Fluids Lab, Dallas, TX Lab Researcher May 2016 – Aug 2016

• Constructed a 3D-printed water tunnel to test vortex formation in flows of variable viscosity, using SolidWorks

• Performed research on fluid viscosities under Dr. Paul Krueger Schmidt & Stacy Consulting Engineers, Dallas, TX

MEP Engineering Intern May 2015 – Aug 2015

● Managed company database to provide increased efficiency in drawing storage and customers relationship management

● Drafted several drawings to be used for engineering purposes by the firm’s leadership

● Plotted the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems (MEP) for the firm’s projects Pritchard Associates, Dallas, TX

Project Management Intern May 2015 – Aug 2015

• Spearheaded the development of AT&T retail store in Hot Springs, Arkansas

• Coordinated between contractors and City Hall to address certain safety standards and made sure store complied with building codes

• Hired contractors to break ground and construct the building to bring AT&T’s store to fruition LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

University of Virginia Occultation Chasers, Charlottesville, VA Co-founder Co-Author Sept 2016 – Present

• Lead the observations of 2014 MU69, 11351 Leucus for NASA’s 2028 Lucy Mission, and 72 Feronia

• Trained members in use of Celestron, Hubble Optics, and Skywatcher systems, along with QHY/PCO cameras and Hyperstar systems

• Coauthored papers for the 2014 MU69 occultation, under direction of Dr. Mike Skrutskie and Matthew Nelson

• Lead observations of Triton in Southeastern Georgia (Fall 2017) University of Virginia Chess Team, Charlottesville, VA Recruitment Chair Tournament Player Sept 2015 – Present

• Competed at the international level at the World Amateur Team Championships

• Coach Boys and Girl Club of Charlottesville in chess

• Rated as the No. 17 Collegiate Chess Player in Virginia PERSONAL

• Interests: Chess, traveling, football, star watching, skiing and snowboarding

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