Sustainable, inclusive, and accessible technical design is my goal.
In my undergraduate TA work I realized that we often misunderstand the groups we design for. So I researched the development and use of personas in an Engineering Design Course – with a specific focus on sex and gender.
This lead to the development of new lecture and TA training material, and explored the intersection and inclusion of other diverse demographics in the design process.
We successfully delivered our prototype within four months for under $1000CAD. As well, our project won the Capstone Award for the Mechanical Engineering Department at Ryerson University that year.
In this fourth year class I ran labs training PLC programming and manufacturing automation planning.
Across three years, I have taught first year students the fundamentals of manual technical drawing, and the SolidWorks software.
I have been privileged to receive recognition in some of the areas that I am most passionate about.
2018 | Cdn. Congress of Applied Mechanics
2018 | Entrepreneurship
2016 | $10 000 Scholarship
2015 | Women In Engineering
2012 | Commencement Speech
2009 | Royal Canadian Legion
Along with the Capstone and TA Awards which I was a recipient of in 2018.
Throughout my studies I worked on designs that cover a wide range of mechanical engineering applications, such as:
SolidWorks, MATLAB, Vibration Analysis
Using vibration equations, an absorber was designed to prevent the movement of a pizza box payload being flown by a drone. I worked with a highly skilled group and created a design we were all proud of.
By developing my own MATLAB iteration code, I was able to quickly work through all possible design characteristics to find the best option for the given requirements.
The following is an excerpt from the final report:
The following are the output graphs from my MATLAB code. They show the success of the absorber design.
The amplitude of vibration after the absorber was applied is within the required range.
The natural frequency of the system is outside of the operating range.
EPANET, Excel, Fluid Dynamic Analysis
A city’s pipe system was designed in order to accommodate given usage for a specific period of time along with an emergency scenario in which the water was to be supplied solely by a storage tank for fire and regular demands. I focused on the required design of the storage tank to meet the flow requirements, as well as the pipe pressures across the system (using the EPANET software).
As well, I performed the economic and material analysis on the pipe system which gave me practical experience with industry standards and material ratings.