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Mechanical Engineering

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
October 13, 2016

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Charles R Boardman 608-***-**** 1422 Chandler St, Madison, WI, 53711


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 2016

EIT Licensed in Illinois GPA: 3.63/4.00

Key Coursework:

Design for Manufacturability

Fatigue/Failure Analysis

Mech. Design (FEA, CAD)


Mechanics of Materials

Numerical Manufacturing Control


Senior Design Project for Sun Buckets, Inc. Jan-May, 2016

Researched Sun Buckets’ solar energy collector, a charger for their thermal energy storage vessel

Evaluated existing concentrator, chose project goals (faster charge time, lower losses, easier use)

Developed automated sun-tracking replacement model requiring only hand tools to assemble

Built prototype concentrator, fully actuated on one axis with lower power draw than required

Improvements showed 24% decrease in record charging time in field test

Microcontroller/Robotics Programming (Mechatronics Class) Jan-May, 2016

Created controls, tracking, path planning, and image recognition code in C, LabVIEW for robot

Integrated live sampled data from LADAR, IR/ultrasonic sensors, cameras, in control algorithms

Used digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, and serial port text interfaces to troubleshoot robots

Transmission Design and FEA Projects (Mechanical Design Class) Aug-Dec, 2015

Designed and built 2-speed transmission with idle and reverse with 3D printed nylon gearing

Improved transmission power output 26% between the first and second evaluations of the project

Analyzed excavator arm, assembly pieces under load using Creo Simulate FEA software


Homebuilding Intern at Project Mexico Summers 2013-2016, Rosarito, Mexico

Ran summer-long volunteer homebuilding program for participants from across USA and Canada

Led construction of 18 small homes with volunteer teams over the course of 4 summers

Taught construction methods, managed build teams, directed labor, and troubleshot process issues

Learned use of tools, manufacturing techniques, mechanical maintenance, process management

Directed morning and evening program for volunteers, arranging meals and activities for 100+

Communicated with native speakers daily in Spanish


President of University of Illinois Orthodox Christian Fellowship Aug 2015-May 2016

Planned events and weekly meetings for group of 30+ members

Supervised and directed a board of 7 members in planning meetings and events

Saved over $200 of yearly budget by eliminating unnecessary spending

Tutor at U of I Center for Academic Resources in Engineering Jan 2015-May 2016

Ran walk-in tutoring hours, supported study halls, and exam review sessions

Taught a variety of engineering topics to a diverse group of students


Programming: Python, C, MATLAB/Simulink, LabVIEW, Arduino/TI Microcontrollers

CAD/FEA: Autodesk Inventor/Fusion, Pro-E Wildfire 5.0, Creo Parametric, Creo Simulate FEA tools

Technical: GD&T, Familiarity with PFDs, 3D printing, Digital Multimeters, Oscilloscopes

Tools/Hands-on: Hand tools (mechanics’, construction/carpentry, power), Framing carpentry, Welding, Soldering, Auto maintenance

Miscellaneous: MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), Fluent Spanish speaker with experience in Mexico, Public speaking, Construction management, Trained musician

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