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Mechanical Engineering Design Engineer

Location:
Blountville, Tennessee, 37617, United States
Posted:
October 15, 2016

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DUSTIN COLE HOWSER

acw2kh@r.postjobfree.com, 423-***-****

Home: *** ******* **. ******: PMB 353056, 2301 Vanderbilt Place Bristol, TN 37620 Nashville, TN 37235

EDUCATION

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Nashville, TN

Bachelor of Engineering May, 2017

Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics

Cumulative GPA: 3.96/4.0

NISWONGER SCHOLAR

A highly prestigious honor awarded by the Niswonger Foundation to a select few in TN’s 1st congressional district

Scholars are chosen for their leadership skills, service experience, and commitment to return to work in East TN WORK EXPERIENCE

VANDERBILT AEROSPACE DESIGN LABORATORY, Design Engineer, Payload Lead Spring 2016 – present

Build and optimize full scale carbon fiber rocket for launch and payload experiments

Design and implement cold gas thrusters for trajectory correction VEXTEC CORPORATION, Mechanical Engineering Intern Summer 2016

Wrote algorithms to perform Bayesian Inference and Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods on crack propagation data

Analyzed data for aerospace applications such as tire wear energy to develop methods for accurate failure predictions BIOMECHANICS AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES LABORATORY, Design Researcher Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Designed a sit-to-stand human exoskeleton at Vanderbilt University that is being considered for part of a larger patent

Optimized lower limb prosthetics with spring/motor attachments to simulate ankle elasticity and muscle contraction DOMTAR PAPER MILL, Mechanical Engineering Intern, Project Engineering Summer 2015

Performed belt, transmission, and motor analysis as well as pipe planning for plant operation optimization

Planned and oversaw maintenance projects such as oil piping repair, valve replacement, and motor installation SELECT PROJECT EXPERIENCE

ARDUINO CONTROLLED 2D MECHANICAL OSCILLOSCOPE Spring 2016

Designed, programmed, constructed, and tested an XY Cartesian robot to physically draw waves based on user input

The design incorporated a lead screw, hand built conveyor belt, 2 DC motors, and speed/direction controls for all DOF SELF-BLENDING BEVERAGE CONTAINER Spring 2016

Designed and constructed a container to blend a powered drink without external power via thermoelectric technology

A TED transformed drink heat into power for a small DC motor attached to a 3D-printed, mounted blending spoon ACCELEROMETER CONTROLLED CHROMATIC BASS GUITAR TUNER Spring 2015

Designed, programmed, and constructed a bass guitar tuner with continuous LED feedback of string frequency

An accelerometer mounted to an instrument amplifier fed vibration signals through a programmed FFT to monitor pitch LEADERSHIP

VANDERBILT AEROSPACE CLUB (AIAA), Vice President Spring 2016 – present

Organize club activities such as educational outreach to local public schools to spread STEM opportunity awareness

Compete as a member of the 4 time NASA Student Launch Competition winning aerospace design team (2013-2016). CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL AT VANDERBILT, President & Senior Leadership Adviser Spring 2015 – present

Plan weekly service projects, recruit volunteers, and interface with Kiwanis partners and general public SKILLS

SOFTWARE AND PROGRAMMING

CAD (Pro E/Creo, Solidworks), MATLAB, ANSYS, Python, LabVIEW, Mathematica MACHINING/LABORATORY PROTOTYPING SKILLS

Drill press, Band Saw, Lathe, Vertical Mill, Dremel, Soldering Iron, Heat Gun, etc.



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