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AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, MD Summer 2010
Aircraft Engineering Intern
Modified design of main landing gear of UAV Shadow 200 to accommodate new product loads in Unigraphics.
Created Matlab script to process flight data from landing recoveries to test parachute ground release mechanism functionality.
Assisted in execution of UAV parachute vibration testing and documented results. Proved newly developed release mechanism did not defectively activate under adverse vibrations.
Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel, College Park, MD 2009-2010
Full-time Co-Op, Tunnel Operator
Operated wind tunnel instruments and data acquisition systems by controlling wing speeds and iterating trial runs.
Machined components required for proper connection of clients’ models to the test balance. Became proficient with drill presses and band saws as well as various hand-held tools.
Provided assistance during maintenance of tunnel machinery and electronics such as replacing damaged propeller blades and installing new video imaging equipment.
Microsoft Office, MATLAB, C++, Visual Basic, Labview, Ansys, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/E, SolidWorks, Unigraphics
Conversational Mandarin Chinese
BS, Aerospace Engineering May 2012
University of Maryland, College Park, MD GPA (Cumulative): 3.23/4.00
Computer-Aided Design Finite Element Analysis Statics and Mechanics of Materials
Technical Writing Aerospace Structures Principles of Aircraft Design
Aerospace Engineering Lab Vibrations and Aeroelasticity Aerospace Instrumentation and Experimentation
AIAA Design Build Fly – Aerodynamics Group Leader (Team of 7) Spring 2012
Researched common model aircraft sizes and airfoil shapes in online databases.
Headed wing and empennage construction out of balsa wood, and their integration into the fuselage.
Calculated component drag coefficients and total drag coefficient.
“Conceptual Design of Aircraft for Same-day Package and Mail (SPAM) Delivery System” Fall 2011
Principles of Aircraft Design Course – Senior Project University of Maryland
Designed conceptual Cessna C208B with alternate Pratt-Whitney engine for better range and endurance.
Formulated Excel spreadsheets to calculate all parameters for both jet and propeller-driven aircraft during concept stage.
Compiled processes, data, and recommendations into a design report.
Introduction to Engineering Design Team Summer 2006
Young Scholars Program – University of Maryland
Collaborated with teammates to design and build a hovercraft capable of detecting and maneuvering around infrared beacons.
Attached a musical component to hovercraft using computer software to create tones and rhythm.
Connected electrical components of hovercraft by the use of solder and fastened them to the vehicle.
James A. Clark School of Engineering Dean’s List Fall 2010
USAUltimate 1st Team All Region: Atlantic Coast Region 2011-2012
USAUltimate 2nd Team All Region: Atlantic Coast Region 2010-2011
USAUltimate College Freshman of the Year: Metro East Region 2007-2008
University of Maryland Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team Captain Fall 2009-Present
Organized and directed 4 home tournaments with 20+ teams attending each event, raising 10K
Organized and directed the Colonial Ultimate Frisbee Festival, the largest competitive Frisbee tournament on the East Coast, raising 8K
Planned and led team practices 3 days a week and coached new players during weekends.
Maintained a club budget of about 15K each season.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)