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Civil Engineering Mechanical

Broomfield, CO
May 16, 2020

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Nerys Huffman


Bachelors in Mechanical and Civil Engineering Caltech 3.7 GPA Expected June 2021 with an emphasis on solids and materials, thermodynamics and energy Skills:

● Experienced in Solidworks, 3D CAD software, tolerance analysis (GD&T)

● Experienced in ANSYS, modelling techniques (including FEA, CFD)

● Rapid prototyping/workshop: 3D printers, laser-cutter, waterjet, Arduino, mill, etc

● Familiar with Matlab, Mathematica, Python, C++, Java

● Familiar with spectroscopy methods: Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM, SEM-EDS), X-ray Diffraction (XRD)

● Proficient with Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

● Applied mechanics: Eulerian/Lagrangian frames, thermodynamics, differential geometry, stress/strain analysis, etc.

● Experienced with working in a team environment and managing complex, fast-paced projects Design Projects: Amphibious, object-handling robots Fall 2019 - Winter 2020

Paddle-wheels with chained transmission system for land movement and water propulsion

Actuated and adjustable flywheel mechanism for shooting balls

Ball-intake and scissor lift mechanism to extend robot and deposit balls

Bluetooth and Arduino connection to xbox controllers 4-item vending machine May 2019

Basket with vertical and horizontal movement (combination of leadscrew, stepper motors, timing belt)

Springs connected to servo motors to release candy into basket

Coin sorting and sensing mechanism (using IR sensors), LCD display, button controls My role:

Solidworks design of parts, assemblies, drawings

Arduino wiring/coding for motor movements, roboclaw controls, LCD display, button control, etc

Use of machines: mill, laser-cutter, 3D printer, waterjet, lathe, drill, etc

Project planning: management of budget (BOM), CAD, project dependencies/scheduling, etc Research Experience:

The Faber Group (Materials Science) Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Summer 2018

● Fabrication and experimental cycling of ferroelectric ceramic barium titanate

● Identified electromechanical characteristics using various spectroscopy methods

● Analyzed results numerically and graphically

● Explored the possibility of strong ceramics with uniquely high damping characteristics Activities/Leadership:

● Current Teaching Assistant for Design and Fabrication class

● Current President of Page House at Caltech

Elected representative for all ~180 members of Page House

Attend committees, assist in decision-making about various aspects of student life

Facilitate in the transition to a virtual learning environment and encouraging positive interactions between students and administration

● Vice President and Social Chair of Page House 2019-2020

Planning, coordinating, budgeting, and getting approval for events

Communicating with students and administration to ensure both parties’ needs are met

● Caltech Tour Guide and Admissions Ambassador

● Society for Women in Engineering Member

● Member and volunteer at the CaltechY

● Caltech Swim and Dive Team (Winter 2017, 2018)

Relevant Coursework:

Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Materials Science:Mechanics of Structures and Solids, Continuum Mechanics of Fluids and Solids, Fundamentals of Materials Science, Thermal Science, Mechanics, Materials Science Laboratory Design and Prototyping:Engineering Design Laboratory, Design and Fabrication, Mechanical Prototyping Data Analysis, Math, Modelling:Experiments and Modeling in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics for the Physical Sciences, Probability and Statistics, Waves, Calculus of One and Several Variables Miscellaneous/Interest:Fundamentals of Sustainability, Energy Technology and Policy, Management of Technology, Earth’s Atmosphere, Computer Language Lab: C++, Introduction to Computer Programming, Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism, Statistical Physics, Experimental Methods in Solar Energy Conversion, Earth and Environment, 3D Bioprinting and Biofabrication, Introduction to Finance

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