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Nicholas Rockwell

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Recent Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering graduate with coursework and project experience in engineering fundamentals accompanied by data analysis and new product development. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a reputation as an effective team member and group leader....
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experience

Graduate Student Researcher in Mechanical Engineering  
Lehigh University Graduate Student, May 2017 to August 2017, Bethlehem United States
(Fluids)
*Completed independent project involving review of 27 investigations of attenuation of vortices and simulations of fluid flows using ANSYS Fluent, with applications extending across engineering disciplines. *Determined impact of variables on velocity distributions and pressure coefficients of calculated flow past airfoils. Accurately predicted experimental data from NASA Langley Research Center (LARC) for flight angles of attack of 0°, 10°, and 15° prior to onset of catastrophic stall.

Lehigh University Integrated Product Development Project  
Lehigh University, August 2016 to December 2016, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania United States
(Product Development (Design))
*Worked with team members to deliver functioning prototype of blind-spot detector for motorcyclists while constrained by budget of $250 and taking on leading role of development / planning team representing multiple disciplines. Provided multi-year financial outlook. *Negotiated pricing estimates with parts vendors and injection molding company for costs pre- and post-scaling; evaluated associated assembly time and costs; generated bill of materials, and constructed concept model

Research Intern  
Lehigh University Energy Research Center, May 2016 to August 2016, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania United States
(Energy)
*Developed predictive model for determining moisture content of raw materials within specified limits by using Neuframe neural network software. Delivered model to industry sponsor with potential for integration into their manufacturing environment

Consultant (Pre-Analyst), Settlements and Securities  
J.P. Morgan Chase, May 2013 to August 2013, Newark, Delaware United States
(Finance)
*Collaborated with multiple stakeholders and departments including Credit Risk and Legal Department to respond to 10-12 clients per day on interactions valued up to $3.1B * Maintained client records and reporting systems to confirm clients were sufficiently collateralized for lending commitments, supporting goals of investment bank *Analyzed and reviewed credit risk reports with credit risk officers to determine exposure with clients

Research Assistant (Department of Sociology and Anthropology)  
Lehigh University, March 2012 to May 2012, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania United States

*Established contact with volunteer-abroad health programs facilitated by academic institutions, faith-based organizations, NGOs, and volunteer brokering organizations for a future study.

Summer Scholar Researcher  
Food Bank of Delaware / University of Delaware, June 2011 to August 2011, Newark United States
(Non-profit / NGO)
• Prepared literature review on the history of food stamps and potential improvements to the University's Food Bank Program. • Aided in development of program to enable low-income Delaware residents to use food stamps to purchase community-supported agriculture shares at a reduced price. • Assisted in providing outline for grants for program development/implementation from USDA and state Department of Agriculture

Research Scholar Intern  
Lehigh Valley Health Network, June 2010 to August 2010, Allentown United States
(Healthcare)
• Worked with NVivo to evalute competency assessment of Family Medicine residents. • Gained extensive experience in Microsoft Excel and Access. • Completed surveys of surrounding LVHN practices, focus group transcriptions, and coding for observable resident behaviors. • Presented poster at research symposium on experience and outcome of project results • Completed independent study on history of medical anthropology and its importance in global health.

Summer Research Intern  
Lehigh University, June 2009 to August 2009, Bethlehem United States
(Fluids)
• Collaborated with graduate students on research into the maneuvers of swimming mammals. • Analyzed video/assessed journal articles in order to identify classes of fin control of whales • Gained familiarity with computer-based methods for motion determination by using VirtualDub software and frame-by-frame analysis.

education

Lehigh University  
Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree -- M.Eng.), Aug, 2016 to May, 2018


Northampton Community College  
Other, Engineering (A.S.), Aug, 2013 to May, 2016


University of Delaware  
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology (Minor in Public Health), Jan, 2010 to Dec, 2012
Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society), Dean's List, Summer Scholar Undergraduate Researcher (2011)