I am a hard-working individual who has a passion for applying my engineering knowledge to real-world applications. I have great problem-solving abilities along with excellent 3D-insight. Going to school for engineering has not only enhanced my technical skills, but also helped to develop good communication –, presentation –, and teamwork skills.
SolidWorks & FEA
Excellent attention to detail
Great problem-solving abilities
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical EngineeringMay 2017University of Colorado Boulder-
Graduated from the Colorado Mesa University/ University of Colorado Boulder Partnership Program situated in Grand Junction, Colorado. Senior Design project involved the application of biomechanical principles that tested human subjects with a self-developed device to evaluate whether variable stiffness shoes are beneficial for subjects with knee osteoarthritis.
Mechanical Engineering Intern05/2016 to 07/2016 Mark A. Gregg – SimGenics Simulation Systems
Completed a three-month summer internship that focused on creating a system that would lower mono-nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions in power stations.
This system was incorporated into the simulators that SimGenics created for training personnel in the mining, petrochemical, and marine industry.
Learned to use the company's self-developed software, SimuPact, to create this NOx reduction system.
Wrote an extensive report which now serves as a guideline for lowering the NOx emissions in power station simulations.
Undergraduate Research Assistant05/2015 to 08/2015 Dr. Rishi Raj – University of Colorado Boulder
This four-month internship comprised of learning about silicon carbide (SiC) fibers and polymer-derived ceramics (PDC\'s).
Assisted with infiltrating the SiC fibers, via additive layering with the PDC\'s. The infiltration occurred inside a glove box in cycles of 8, 16, 40, and 80 until a silicon carbonitride matrix formed.
Learned to use an ion beam machine for cutting, as well as a scanning electron microscope (SEM) for observing the SiC fibers.
Implemented a simple gear system that made a manual tensile test apparatus (PASCO ME-8236) automatic.
Awarded first place for Senior Design project poster presentation at the 2017 Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics Conference.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship, 2015-2017.
Recognized as the second author in an article that appeared in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2015.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - Collegiate Member Feb 2017 - May 2017
SWE Club on Colorado Mesa University Campus - Treasurer Aug 2016 - May 2017
I am from South Africa and currently on an F-1 student visa. I have post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization which can be extended for up to three years since having graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.