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Electrical Engineering Power

Holbrook, New York, United States
September 17, 2018

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Jason McKenna

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Innovative electrical engineering major seeking new challenges to enhance my leadership skills and problem solving abilities. I have proven my talents as a researcher and showcased my abilities with my projects. I am the former captain of my school’s rugby team which promotes my communication and leadership capabilities. Advanced degree with a focus in power systems and power electronics. Education

Binghamton University, Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering May 2018 Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering Expected May 2019 Recognition: Dean’s List: Spring of 2016, Spring of 2017, Fall of 2017, Spring of 2018 Major GPA: 3.72/4.00 Overall GPA: 3.49/4.00


Software: AutoCAD HFSS MATLAB P-Spice

Hardware: Oscilloscope Probe Station Network Analyzer Spectrum Analyzer Arduino Professional Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Binghamton, NY June 2018-Present

Design and test RF components for mm-wavelengths on flexible substrates.

Scale designs for various printing methods such as Aerosol Jet Printing (AJP), Inkjet Printing (IJP), and Screen Printing.

Utilize network analyzers to measure to S-parameters of components and use data collected to optimize designs in terms of frequency responses and reflection values.

Characterizing Distortion of LED Light Fixtures, Binghamton, NY January 2018-Present

Characterized the performance of LED lights in terms of: Distortion, power factor, and the effects of reduction in line voltage and dimming

Created 3-system procedure to verify collected data is accurate and to ensure equipment functionality

Tested 96 fixtures ranging from outdoor street lights, to commercial lighting, to lightbulbs

Designed optical measurement test using an integrating sphere to determine changes in light behavior as a result of changing line voltages

PSEG Long Island, Hewlett, NY, Design Distribution Intern, June -August 2016

Enhanced traffic patterns by redesigning a $250,000 public works order to ensure system reliability and efficiency

Cut power instability by running load-studies on the existing power system and designed the changes to be made

Discovered flaws in the estimation program which saved the company long-term expenses Engineering Experience

EV – GoKart, Binghamton, NY, Team Lead August 2017-May 2018

Redesigned an internal combustion (IC) go-kart to be suitable for battery powered drive

Developed a series of benchmark tests to compare the newly designed kart to the original IC kart

Created software models of the schematic to ensure proper power distribution and safety

Battery powered vehicle outperformed IC kart in all areas including: top speed, acceleration, and maneuverability Mine-Sweeping Avoidance Robot, Binghamton, NY March-May 2017

Implemented advanced knowledge of circuitry to create a circuit which signaled micro-controller when a metal object was underneath.

Used knowledge of C++ on Arduino to read circuit output and signal onto a display that a metal object was detected

Integrated design to communicate with partner’s autonomous rover to create a “mine” sweeping robot Leadership

University Rugby Football Club, Binghamton University, Captain September 2014 – November 2018

Engage with the co-captain to coordinate practice and drills to improve the team

Increase the number of players we have by reaching out to prospective students and convincing them to try a new sport

Lead team to win its first championship in club history

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