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Independent Study with Prof. John Edmark - Fall 2018
Working under the guidance of renowned creator, John Edmark, I explored the possibility of meshing gears that have a non-planar relationship to create a “Gear Bowl”.
Independently designed and engineered the entire mechanism
Fabricated robust prototypes with upwards of 100 component iterations
Delivered a fully functional proof of concept
With this project I learned how to develop an efficient workflow while maintaining accuracy and precision.
Cooperative House Manager - 2018-2019
Selected by my community, I worked on a student team that operated a Stanford residence independent from university staff and support.
Developed a budget and maintained stock of all utility and cleaning supplies
Assigned and oversaw daily house maintenance jobs for 36 residents
Transformed the existing jobs and job structure
Through this work I developed flexibility that helps me to balance my own needs with the need to support others.
IRIS Design Lab with Prof. Erin MacDonald - Current
Visual Thinking (ME 101) - Fall 2017
This course consisted of individual and group project work that required extensive ideation and prototyping.
"Visual thinking and language skills are developed and exercised in the context of solving design problems. Students explore the relationship between visual thinking and the creative process. They execute rapid visualization and prototyping with an emphasis on fluent and flexible idea production." -Professor John Edmark
Art & Electronics (ARTSTUDI 178) - Winter 2018
This studio course covered contemporary art production that involved the use of soldering, basic circuit design, arduino, and other electrical components used to create light, movement, and interaction.
“Students build a familiarity with the field of electronics in art and learn hands on techniques for creating mobile, illuminated, and responsive works of art.” -Professor Anja Ulfeldt
Intro to Solid Mechanics (ENGR 14) - Spring 2018
This course served as an introduction to engineering analysis through mathematical focused lectures and complementary lab sessions that involved testing and designing systems that embodied the key concepts.
"Students evaluate system response in static equilibrium, demonstrate modeling in engineering design, and communicate about structures using mathematical, verbal and visual means." -Professor Sarah Billington
Hybrid Sculpture (ARTSTUDI 158) - Fall 2018
This course was a study of aesthetics, procedures and fabrication using digital tools for generation of form, environment or character. We explored the physical and expressive possibilities of diverse materials.
“You will learn to not limit yourself to a single process. There is no one “correct” way to use materials. Taking risks with ideas and materials and working through failure IS art making.” -Professor Anja Ulfeldt
Foundations of Product Realization (ME 102) - Fall 2018
This course familiarized us with visual communication tools such as sketching, orthographic projection, and design software alongside the introduction of hand and powered prototyping tools in the lab.
“Students develop the toolset to transform concepts into tangible models. Project documentation, reflection, and presentations are opportunities for students to find and share their design voice.” -Professor Dan Somen
Intro to Human Values in Design (ME 115a) - Fall 2018
In this course we used the lens of human needs to innovate at the intersection of technical and business factors while working to master needfinding, ideation, rapid prototyping, user testing, iteration, and storytelling.
“It is an intensive project-based class that introduces the central, human-centered philosophy of the program. Projects attend to the physical, intellectual, and emotional needs of real people.” -Professor David Kelley
Product Design Methods (ME 115b) - Winter 2019
This course introduced both cognitive and physical human characteristics, methods to analyze human factors constraints, and techniques for prototyping and evaluating the usability of physical and digital products.
“Students dive deeper into how to make products and services useable and useful, taking into account evidence based design methods. Students focus on getting the design right.” -Professor Sean Follmer
Product Realization: Design Making (ME 103) - Winter 2019
The course included machining, casting, forming and welding labs; but primarily involved a single projects’ entire design process from concept to presentation of a prototype and portfolio.
“Students learn to integrate mental and manual experience leading to both tacit and explicit knowledge regarding design processes and manufacturing processes.” -Professor David Beach
Analytical Product Design (ME 103) - Winter 2019
This course offered a holistic design experience for a consumer product. We built and integrated models of engineering function, manufacturing costs, and market condition in a framework to maximize profitability.
“Students are taught how to build a quantitative, analytical argument for the success of designs. The design trade-offs are investigated and provide focus as the product moves forward.” -Professor Erin MacDonald
Complete Course History
WRITING & RHETORIC 1: THE RHETORIC OF LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT
CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES I
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS: PRECALCULUS
BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL ACADEMIC CAREER
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN RIGHTS THEORY AND PRACTICE
READING THE BODY: HOW MEDICINE AND CULTURE DEFINE THE SELF
SLEEP AND DREAMS
THE SCIENCE OF POLITICS
LAW AND INEQUALITY
ACCELERATED FIRST-YEAR SPANISH, PART 1
VECTOR CALCULUS FOR ENGINEERS
MECHANICS CONCEPTS, CALCULATIONS, AND CONTEXT
ACCELERATED FIRST-YEAR SPANISH, PART 2
ART AND ELECTRONICS
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
WRITING & RHETORIC 2: ONCE UPON A CAUSE: PRODUCING PICTURE BOOKS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN
INTRO TO SOLID MECHANICS
INTERPERSONAL LEARNING & LEADERSHIP
ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IN LATIN AMERICA
ACCELERATED SECOND-YEAR SPANISH, PART II: CHILEAN EMPHASIS
SPANISH LANGUAGE TUTORIAL
FOUNDATIONS OF PRODUCT REALIZATION
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN VALUES IN DESIGN
INDEPENDENT STUDY: ENGINEERING PROBLEMS AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION
PRODUCT REALIZATION: DESIGN MAKING
PRODUCT DESIGN METHODS
ANALYTICAL PRODUCT DESIGN
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY