I received the RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award in Spring 2016. This award recognizes excellent academic achievement and engagement in the community.
Worked with the applications engineering department on Vicor's PRM/VTM system for 48V to point-of-load used in high current applications. Main responsibilities included testing, debugging circuit boards, and improving the performance of the control loop for the system.
Worked to develop and test new vital signs products. Supported the release of the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor. Worked with hardware, software, web development, marketing, and user interface teams.
Worked as a teaching assistant for Digital Systems II under Dr. Dorin Patru. Instructed a lab dealing with digital logic design and computer architecture using VHDL and Verilog.
Altera Quartus, Altium (basic), Automated Bench Software, Cadence Virtuoso, LTSPICE, MATLAB, Microsoft Office, SIMPLIS (basic), Visio
Assembly, C, HDLs (basic), HTML/CSS, MATLAB (basic), Python, XML
Electronic Loads, FPGAs, Frequency Response Analyzers, Multimeters, Network Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Power Supplies, Signal Generators, Soldering
Over winter break 2015-2016, I went to Guatemala with a group of other engineers to volunteer in hospitals in Guatemala through Engineering World Health. To prepare for this, classes were held for fourteen weeks prior to the trip covering topics including basic circuits, biomedical engineering, hospital procedures, and Guatemalan culture. The group consisted of mostly biomedical engineering students. However, it also included chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, industrial engineers, and an electrical engineer (me!).
When we arrived in Guatemala City, we went to Quetzaltenango. We stayed there for a week getting final training for the hospitals and touching up our Spanish. During the next two weeks, we split into different groups and went to different cities. My group went to Retalhuleu, to the National Hospital in that city (Hospital Nacional de Retalhuleu). We worked in the hospital repairing equipment ranging from basic extension cords, to more complex devices like aspirators, infant warmers, and defibrillators. Over the two weeks we were there, we repaired 32 of the 51 devices that were brought to us.