Joshua Jenkins


Aerospace Student at Virginia Tech



Joshua C. Jenkins
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Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, August 2012- Present (Expected Graduation: May 2016)
o	BS Aerospace Engineering with Mathematics Minor.
o	GPA 3.32/4.0
o	Accepted into accelerated MS program for Fall 2015. Anticipated graduation Spring 2017.

Professional/Technical Experience
Aeroprobe Intern, May 2015 – September 2015
o	Automation of calibrations for micro air data computers controlled from a LabVIEW interface via comments sent through serial RS232 connections. The system previously was entirely manual.
o	Exterior hardware required power system designed from external power supply, relays, and AC adaptors.
o	Relays were driven by a NI digital I/O board that was commanded via LabVIEW.
o	Worked closely with sales team to produce design requirement summaries and respond to request for infos.
o	Assembled and calibrated micro air data computers to customer requirements.
AVID LLC Co-Op, August 2014-December 2014.
o	Worked on integration of optical flow sensors and lighting systems into UAV platforms to enhance autonomous flight for reconnaissance in dark environments.
o	Developing hardware including the design and manufacturing of carbon fiber safety rings.
GE Aviation Co-Op, June 2013-August 2013
o	Developed software to operate engine airflow software and check for bugs as source code was changed.
o	Program was executed from Jenkins/Hudson online continuous integration system.
Virginia Tech Deans Research Assistant, June 2014-Ongoing
o	Building a platform for POV tours with Google Glass technology to be streamed to prospective students.
Anderson Racing Intern: Dec 2011-Jun 2012
o	Designed and fabricated a 1 to 20 scale metal racecar.  
o	Developed metal manufacturing skills including welding.
o	Understood the processes and timelines a shop must adhere to for manufacturing products for customers.
Space Frontier Foundation, July 2013 – Present
o	NewSpace 2015 Silicon Valley day manager, assistant to director of Congressional Advising, creator and chief editor of Space Policy Update Newsletter. All volunteer work exceeding 400+ hours.

University and Community Involvement
Virginia Tech
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (August 2012 – Present)
o	1st place 2013 Region-I in category of Outreach on behalf of ATEx.
o	Efforts carried through to SciTech conference in 2014.
VT Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity Leadership Team Member
o	Professional Development Committee member working with university to coordinate events for community members and optimize workflow streams. 
Volunteer Work
o	Founder and Director of STEM Students on Capitol Hill
o	A student ran advocacy group for space policy and reform.
o	Organizing and training 30+ members to self-advocate for their respective industries.