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Caitlin E.

Gibbons
Education: The Pennsylvania State University Pursuing B.S. Mechanical Engineering Schreyer Honors College GPA: 3.57/4.0 Graduation May 2016

Work Experience:

Engineering Internship NASA Goddard Space Flight Center June 2012 Aug.2012 Conducted and documented failure/stress analysis on electrical satellite components Documented best known lab and software procedures for future engineer use Modeled mechanical test bench components using Solid Edge Performed thermal vacuum tests on satellite components Science Internship NASA Goddard Space Flight Center June 2011 Aug. 2011 Studied and validated a new solar cycle prediction method in the Heliophysics department Researched and wrote a paper evaluating the value of a manned mission to Mars NASA INSPIRE Online Learning Community Sept. 2009 Aug. 2012 Mentor for INSPIRE students Oct. 2012 Present Studied aeronautics, engineering, math, and technology in NASAs online interactive learning community o Project Designer for the redesign of a new International Space Station competition 2010; won 1st nationally Real World-In World (RWIW) Design Challenge Oct. 2010 April 2012 Project Lead in a team designing a radiation resistant sunshield for NASAs James Web Space Telescope; won 6th place for the 2010-2011 RWIW Challenge Project Lead and prototype developer of designing a zero-g foot for Robonaut 2; won 2nd place for the 2011-2012 RWIW Challenge Central Maryland Physics Olympics Feb. 2009 - 2012 1st Place for Balloon Rocket Design 2012 Team Lead 9th Place overall in competition 2011 Team Lead STEM Invitational Jan. 2009 nd 2 Place for Solar Power Car and a Honorable Mention for Windmill 2009 Schreyer Honors Orientation (SHO Time) Academic Team Leader Feb. 2013 Present

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Penn State Lunar Lions Nov. 2011 Present Member of the Structure subsystem and NASA Road Maps research team Engineering Leadership Society Sept. 2011 Present 3rd Place for Rube Goldberg machine at the Penn State competition Springfield THON Aug. 2011 Present Raise money to support three families struggling with pediatric cancer GLOBE Special Living Option Aug. 2011 Present Participate in monthly cultural activities and discussions of global issues Instrument/ Computer Related Vibration Table, Thermal Vacuum, CAD Solid Works & Solid Edge, Calorimeter, Spectrometer, Spectroscope, KaleidaGraph, Sony Vegas Pro 8, Microsoft Suite Safety/Power Tools/ Machining Certification Professional Skills Fluent in Spanish National Honors Society National Art Honors Society The International Thespians Society Outstanding Achievement in Science Sept. 2010 June 2012 Sept. 2011 June 2012 Sept. 2010 June 2012 June 2012

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