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ISABELLA PESTOVSKI
122 Westminster St. Bellows Falls, VT 05101
E-mail: isabella@pestovski.com

THE COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART, New York, NY
Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Graduated May 2019; Cumulative GPA: 3.3 / 4.0
Half-Tuition Scholarship, Innovator’s Merit Scholarship

Relevant Courses: Autonomous Mobile Robots, Cloud-Based Design and Manufacturing, Feedback Control Systems, Mechanical Vibrations, Advanced Thermodynamics, Manufacturing Engineering, Finite Element Analysis

Experience:

BORGWARNER, INC., Technical Undergraduate Intern, Auburn Hills, MI                                                                                  Summer 2018

  • Worked with a team of engineers on assembling, testing, and improving solenoids for dual-clutch transmissions.
  • Used Excel VBA to create macros for automated test data reporting.
  • Presented end of term projects to engineering department heads as well as HR employees.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Undergraduate Student Researcher, Cambridge, MA                                                                        Summer 2017

  • Selected to join a graduate micro-robotics research lab and collaborate with a team on developing modern fabrication and prototyping techniques for soft, underwater robots.
  • Presented work to the lab, including university department heads, at the end of the research program.
  • Co-authored a paper publishing results of the project in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol. 3, Issue 3 July 2018.

THE COOPER UNION SUMMER STEM PROGRAM, New York, NY                                                                                                  Summer 2016

  • Taught high school students (sophomore – junior level) bread-boarding techniques and circuit design.
  • Led students through exercises involving simplifying Boolean algebra expressions, as well as building timing and counting circuits.
  • Helped students build and design a final game project using an Arduino.

Projects:

SERVE & GO, Senior Capstone, Cooper Union                                                                                                                                    2018 – 2019

  • Worked in a team to identify a problem, research and develop the solution, then present repeatedly to engineering students, professors, and industry professionals.
  • Serve & Go is a tray accessory designed for wheelchair-bound employees with cerebral palsy to make food and drink deliveries in an office building.
  • Serve & Go was awarded 3rd place at the fifth annual New York State Industries for the Disabled CREATE Symposium.

INVENTION FACTORY, Cooper Union                                                                                                                                                    Summer 2016

  • Competitively selected to participate in an intensive six-week program in which a partner and I conceived of an invention, presented it for weekly critique, and filed a provisional patent application for it; We invented BabyShell: a passive, low-cost incubator for premature infants suffering from hypothermia for emergency use in developing nations.
  • Designed the heat-retaining carrier to support the infant when held by the mother, whose body heat warms the baby. Final prototype was 3D printed and lined with polyurethane foam and included a Mylar covering.
  • BabyShell was tested in appropriate environments to assess the baby’s relative safety and comfort.

Skills:

  • Machinery: Drill Press, Milling Machine, Lathe, Band Saw (vertical and horizontal), 3D printer, Laser Cutter, CNC Milling Machine, Soldering (surface and through-hole), Force Tester
  • Computer Programs: Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Autodesk Fusion360, SolidWorks, Edgecam, Microsoft Office, MATLAB, Java, Arduino, ANSYS, Python

Memberships:

  • Society of Women Engineers, President (2017-2018), Secretary (2018-2019)         2015 – 2019
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers                                                                    2015 – 2019