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Jonathan Jennings

Systems Engineer

I want to help make the Human race an interplanetary species. I am passionate about deep space exploration. I am: a leader, hands on, visually minded, hard working, a creative designer, self starting, a Jack of all trades that is chasing his dreams. I strive to find new, interesting experiences...
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experience

Systems Engineer  
Honeywell Aerospace, June 2016 to Present, Phoenix, Arizona United States
(Gas Turbines)


Teacher  
Academy of Fine Arts and Early Childhood Development Learning Center, October 2008 to December 2009

Provided after school care and tutoring for grade school and preschool children. Acquired Missouri Class E license to provide bus pickup of students.

Sales Supervisor  
TEAM Enterprises, September 2005 to November 2006

Supervisor/ team leader of two four person crews, coordinated locations of demonstrations, responsible for closing all contracts on all sales preformed by crew, training of new crew members, one on one customer relations. Received one and two emerald achievement pins for exceptional sales during multiple months.

Owner/operator  
Sublime Creations, February 2003 to Present

Trained and managed employees. In charge of business: customer relations, sales, maintenance and advertisement. Performed all day to day lawn care, landscaping, and light construction operations.

education

University of Missouri - Columbia  
Bachelor Of Science, Mechanical Engineering, May, 2011 to May, 2015


University of Missouri-Columbia  
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering, Jan, 2011 to Jan, 2015


Columbia College  



projects

Student Design Competition  by  Jonathan Jennings, Chad Belt, MU ASME Build Team    
August, 2013 - Present
Design and build a UAV for the 2014 SDC

Experimental Sounding Rocket Associations Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition  by  Jonathan Jennings, Carl Fuemmeler, Carl Knox, Ryan Hines, Steve Scheafer, MU AIAA Build Team    
August, 2013 - Present
to launch and recover a sounding rocket with 10-lb payload closest to 10,000 feet above ground level (AGL).

Truman II  by  Jennings (MU-Student), MU chapter of A.I.A.A.    
August, 2011 - Present
Performed the following duties: Build team member, competition team member, general design/simulation, acquisitions, video systems, social media content creation, and launch safety officer for the seventh Experimental Sounding Rocket Associations Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. Our rocket was recovered and deemed reusable. Our team placed fourth.

Truman III  by  Jennings (MU-Student), MU chapter of A.I.A.A.    
August, 2012 - Present
*Treasurer* Responsible for all budget proposals. Received 9.75% of total general expense budget allotted for 69 organizations. Performed the following duties: Build team member, competition team member, general design/simulation, acquisitions, social media content creation, and launch safety officer for the eighth Experimental Sounding Rocket Associations Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. Our rocket was recovered and deemed reusable. Our team placed fourth.

Truman Copter 1  by  Jennings (MU-Student), MU chapter of A.S.M.E.    
August, 2013 - Present
Lead designer, fabricator, build team captain, competition team member, Video systems, social media.

Truman IV  by  Jennings (MU-Student), MU chapter of A.I.A.A.    
August, 2013 - Present
*President* Performed the following duties: Build team member, competition team member, general design/simulation, acquisitions, social media content creation, leadership training, launch safety officer and launch master for the ninth Experimental Sounding Rocket Associations Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. Our rocket was recovered and deemed reusable. Our team placed fourth and received the runner up for the first R. Gill Moore Innovator award.

publications

Rocket Team competes after 5 year hiatus     
Published by (MU Engineering)
Authors: Jan Wiese-Fales, Jennings (MU-Student), Zachary Blickhan, Steve Nagel.  Published August 22, 2012

The University of MIssouri-Columbia's journalism department interviewed some of our team members and wrote an article about Truman II and the recently revived MU chapter of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Jennings elected as ASME district vice-chair of communications     
Published by (MU Engineering)
Authors: Jan Wiese-Fales, Jennings (MU-Student).  Published October 29, 2012

The University of MIssouri-Columbia's journalism department wrote an article discussing my national position as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Sections Executive Committee Vice Chair of Communications for district C.

Jennings tabbed ASME District C student board chair, Torres vice chair     
Published by (MU Engineering)
Authors: Ryan Owens, Jennings (MU-Student), Brandon Torres.  Published April 23, 2014

The University of MIssouri-Columbia's journalism department interviewed Brandon Torres and myslef to discuss our new national positions in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Sections Executive Committee.

What’s new with MAE’s student organizations?     
Published by (MU Engineering)
Authors: Jennifer Hollis, Jennings (MU-Student).  Published September 10, 2013

A general overview of University of Missouri's club activities.

MU squad soars into ASME Student Design Competition     
Published by (MU Engineering)
Authors: Ryan Owens, Jennings (MU-Student).  Published April 08, 2014

An article about the MU chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers choice to compete in the annual student design competition.

New camp teaches basics of rocketry to Columbia Public Schools students     
Published by (MU Engineering)
Authors: Marie French, Jennings (MU-Student).  Published September 13, 2013

An article about the student created "March Sky" K-12 rocketry camp.

March Sky’s maiden voyage a success     
Published by (MU Engineering)
Authors: Ryan Owens, Jennings (MU-Student).  Published April 08, 2014

A summary of the K-12 rocket camp, "March Sky".

ASME Student Sections Biannual Newsletter-District C.     
Published by (ASME District C)
Authors: Jennings (MU-Student), Jessica Banuelos, Colin McGowan.  Published December 01, 2012

As Vice Chair of Communications-District C, I produced the first and second biannual newsletter for District C. It was distributed at the ASME national conferences in district C. The link is to pictures of the first issue.

New student org chapter looks beyond the atmosphere     
Published by (MU Engineering)
Authors: Jennings (MU-Student), Jennifer Hollis.  Published September 04, 2014

University of MIssouri-Columbia's journalism department wrote an article about the founding of the MU chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

Awards

Charles T Main Gold - 2015
The Charles T. Main Award was established in 1919 in honor of the 37th President of ASME. In 1983, the award was expanded to include a second-place award. This award will be given to undergraduate ASME Student Members whose leadership and service qualities have contributed, for a period of more than one year, to the programs and operations of a Student Section of the Society, to his/her department activities and other related activities. The nomination for this award would be expected to substantiate the leadership and service qualities of the nominee by reference to the nominee's Student Section offices, organizational assignments, creative programs and activities, and community service. First place is bestowed upon the undergraduate student who best meets the award criteria, while second place is awarded to the undergraduate student who is next best in meeting these criteria. In addition up to 8 honorable mentions will be presented to qualified candidates.