What are your job duties?
I will work in the Weapons System Engineering Division as a mechanical design resource for the group. I will work on a team with weapons engineers and designers to ensure that released product design definition meets both performance and standards requirements.
How did the Polytechnic help make you uniquely qualified for your new job?
My classes not only prepared me to be a good designer, but a good manufacturer since I understand the process of creating a product from the initial idea all the way to holding the finished product in my hands. I also can thank Purdue Polytechnic for giving me my job opportunity! I worked with my company for my capstone project and the overall experience overall was very positive. When I reached out to them about a potential job, they were determined to help find the right spot for me in the company.
Please tell us about a favorite class, project, experience or professor.
My favorite class was definitely Applied Room Acoustics. When I started the class, I didn’t have a great idea of what I was getting myself into. I expected the class to mainly consist of mathematic analysis of sound; I was pleasantly surprised to learn that, like many MET classes, the course was geared toward hands-on learning.
I was initially nervous when we were first assigned our semester project of designing a pair of bookshelf speakers. I didn’t have a good grasp of what went into speaker design or how speakers worked. Thanks to the guidance of my professor and my classmates, I was able to successfully design both the mechanical and electrical aspects of my speakers and fully manufacture them by the end of the semester. Now, I have two speakers in my apartment that I use regularly.