Melbourne, FL

Position Desired

Systems Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.


Juan C. Avendano

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position in which I can apply the skills learned during my education and to participate in a position in which I can develop new skills.


Master of Science in Systems Engineering
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida
(Anticipated graduation May 2013) 4.0 GPA

Master of Science in Engineering Management
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida
(Anticipated graduation May 2013) 4.0 GPA

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida (2011) 3.3 GPA
• Proficient in Solids Modeling and Design (ProEngineer)
• Proeficient in LabView
• Proeficient in ARENA
• Proeficient in Minitab
• Graphical design (CorelDraw, Macromedia,)
• Proficient in Fortran and Matlab
• Familiar with ANSYS Workbench
• Certified in training at FIT machine shop
• Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft Office

Research Assistant -Department of Systems Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology. (2012)
-Researched and developed the software and hardware integration framework for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) robotic-aid for Florida Department of transportation.
-Collaborated in the development of case study Curriculum modules for: discrete event simulation, hardware programing and software engineering design.

Research Assistant -National Center for Hydrogen Research at Florida Institute of Technology. (2010-2012)
-Collaborated in the development of curriculum modules for hydrogen energy and fuel
-Programed thermal analysis simulations and models for turbine blades isolation materials.

Cartagena Plant Operator (Internship) (2010) ProElectrica Energy Company
-Performed daily plant operator tasks accompanied by an expert operator.
-Monitored plant start-ups on field and inside the control room and performed the necessary Water Plant operation to support the energy generation process.
-Completed and additional 42 hr. training in ISO 9001:2008 Quality regulations and Internal auditing training.

Resident Assistant (2009-2011) Florida Institute of Technology
-Ensured that any maintenance or facilities-related issues were addressed.
-Ensured that institutional policies were followed.
-Offered support for residents encountering emotional issues and academic problems and to facilitate events and recreational activities.

Project Manager for the Florida Tech Morphing Wing Project (2009-2012)
As leader of the team, I guide the development of a conceptual design and manufacture a prototype of a synthetic muscle actuated morphing wing. The project was awarded the Best of show in aerospace engineer during the 2011 Project Showcase.
Orientation Staff -Florida Institute of Technology – (2010)
As a Member of the Orientation team I helped new students transition into Florida Tech this includes developing, planning and designing, and monitoring the fall orientation program.

JCI, Certified Presenter (2007)
I completed a public speaking training offered by the Junior Chamber International (Quindío) and JCI Colombia. This included the preparation and presentation of on leadership, parliamentary proce...

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