Mountain Top, PA

Position Desired

Systems Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.


Entry-level position in electrical or aerospace systems engineering starting in Summer 2013.

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Graduated May 2013
*Bachelor of Science (with Honors and Highest Distinction) in Engineering Science
*Minors: Spanish and Engineering Leadership Development
*Study Abroad: Universidad de Alicante, Spain, Fall 2011
*Schreyer Honors College Scholar
*GPA: 3.98

Relevant Courses:
*Dynamics and Controls of Aerospace Systems
*Computer Methods in Engineering
*Advanced Engineering Mathematics
*Materials Engineering
*Electronic & Photonic Materials
*Semiconductor Physics & Devices
*Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices
*Analog Circuit Design & Analysis
*Electromagnetic Fields
*Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
*Strength of Materials

Thesis Project: Novel Nanoscale Solar Cell Design, Dr. Stephen Fonash

Capstone Design Project: Photovoltaic Waste Energy Recapture for Manufacturing, Rockland Manufacturing Co.

*Forgie, K, Nguyen, N, Nam, WJ, and Fonash, SJ. “Paving the way for high-performance solar cells.” IEEE PVSC 2013. Proceedings of the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference; June 2013. In-press.

Teaching Assistant, E SC 497B (Multidisciplinary Design Project); Penn State University; Fall 2012
*Mentored and held design reviews for student teams, and assisted professor with class organization and grading.

Systems Engineering Technical Specialist Intern; The SI Organization, Valley Forge, PA; Summer 2012
*Assisted in creating a company-branded agile systems engineering and integration and development process.
*Integrated a quad-rotor base platform with additional sensors and wireless communications (GPS, Wi-Fi, Ultra-Wideband, Accelerometer), and developed controls and mission parameters in C++ for an autonomous UAV system.
*Performed modeling and simulation in AGI STK to show that the prototype system was translatable to small-space formation flight.
*Created and managed a comprehensive schedule for the team, conducted trade studies for component selection, and established a testing plan to mitigate risk and ensure project success within time and budget constraints.

Systems Engineering Technical Intern; The SI Organization, Valley Forge, PA; Summer 2011
*Designed and implemented a military communications modeling tool to simulate and analyze mission-critical communications, leveraging Microsoft Visual C# .NET and AGI STK Components.

Shift Leader; Movie Gallery Inc., Mountain Top, PA; Summers 2009, 2010

Sales Associate; Finish Line Inc., Wilkes-Barre, PA; Summer 2009

Chemistry Lab Assistant; MarChem Northeast, Mountain Top, PA; March 2008 to July 2008
*Analyzed factory plastisol samples for quality control, and created experimental formula batches for cost reduction.

Society of Engineering Science: President; 2012-2013 Academic Year
*Represented SES with the department and PSU student organizations. Hosted meetings, organized industry, alumni, an...

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