Simon Shuham


Junior at Harvard College



Simon Shuham

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Harvard College c/o 2017                                                                                                                                                                       Cambridge, MA
B.S. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering, Secondary in Astrophysics – GPA: 3.78                                                      August 2013 – Present
• Relevant Coursework: Electromagnetism; Intro to Computer-Aided Design; Mechanics and Relativity; Mechanics of Solids; Thermodynamics; Supervised Research; Mechanical Systems; Galactic and Extragalactic Systems; Intro Electronics; Intro to Computer Science I; Applied Multivariable Calculus; Applied Linear Algebra; Intro to Computer Science II; Statistics for Engineers

Cooper City High School c/o 2013                                                                                                                                                      Cooper City, FL GPA: 3.99 unweighted, 5.58 weighted; SAT: 2310 M: 800 R: 740 W: 770; ACT: 35                                                     August 2009 – June 2013
•  Valedictorian  (out of 550 graduates), National Merit Scholarship Winner, AP National Scholar.
•  Florida All-State Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, Sun-Sentinel Scholar Athlete, Mandy Stoll Scholar Athlete Award.
•  Captain: Varsity Soccer, Golf, Volleyball; President: National Honor Society - President; Youth Leadership Broward member.

Engineering Experience

 Fikst Product Development  - Woburn, MA
Mechanical Engineering Intern                                                                                                                                                            June 2014 – August 2014
•  Worked with a team of engineers to create rapid prototypes for various products. Read plans, researched background information, and machined parts. Improved skills on CNC mill, laser cutter, FDM 3D printing, and general assembly.

Spokes America
Team Member                                                                                                                                                                                          May 2015 – August 2015
•  Cycled from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco, Ca. to raise awareness for STEM education across the country. Taught model rocketry and basic physics to more than 400 middle and high school students in 9 different states. Helped students launch more than 80 homemade model rockets. 

Bertoldi Group
Undergraduate Research Assistant                                                                                                                                                     January 2015 – May 2015
•  Worked with Professor Katia Beroldi and graduate student Bas Overvelde to design and develop modular geometries to create actuated plastic bodies using laser cutting, and 3D printing.

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                     January 2015 - May 2015
•  Taught students the principles of machine-aided design as part of Harvard’s Engineering Sciences 51. Led weekly machine shop sections to help students create individual and team based projects. Explained process of 3D printing, laser cutting, milling, and assembly to undergraduate students.

Harvard Ecomarathon Team
Team Member                                                                                                                                                                                                  October 2014-Present
•  Researched, designed, and worked on constructing the outer body of a completely student-built, solar powered racecar to compete in the annual Shell Ecomarathon competition in 2015. All designs were created using SolidWorks.

Engineering Design Project - ATV
Team Member                                                                                                                                                                                              March 2014 – May 2014
•  Worked on a team of 4 students to create a miniature all-terrain vehicle. Designed and fabricated chassis, gear train, turning mechanism, and wheels. All parts were created using SolidWorks and machined using 3D printing, laser cutting, 3-axis CNC milling, various hand tools. 

Engineering Design Project – 4 Tone Harmonic Bike Lock
Team Member                                                                                                                                                                                                 April 2015 – May 2015
•  Worked with two other students to create a bike lock opened with a 4 tone harmonic controller. The controller was created with a divide-by-N counter and various forms of amplification and driving. The signal was then sent to a receiver, which went through multiple stages of filtering and amplifying to isolate binary states. Finally the binary signal was sent to a finite state machine to release a solenoid lock. Various forms of analog and digital circuitry were used to complete the board. 


Springboard:  The Harvard College Design Club 
Co-founder, Recruitment Director                                                                                                                                                       December 2013 – Present
•  Helped found Harvard College’s first official design club. Increased membership from 12 to 50 members in the first semester.
Taught students the design thinking process. Created and worked on projects to improve Harvard and the surrounding area. Connected design-focused students to potential jobs around campus and in the area.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Founder, President 							             September 2015 – Present
•  Founded Harvard’s chapter of SEDS and led research, design and fabrication of ongoing projects including a high altitude weather balloon. Organized monthly speaker series and information sessions with various industry and academic leaders. 

Organizer                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 2014-Present
•  Planned and organized speakers, volunteers, and logistics for annual conference with over 700 attendees. Collaborated  with
Harvard Business School and Harvard Graduate School of Design.

•   Technical: 3-axis CNC milling, laser cutting, 3D printing, hand tools, assembly, and circuitry.
•   Computer: Advanced – SolidWorks; Intermediate  - C, OCAML, LaTeX,PowerPoint, MATLAB; Basic – PHP, COMSOL
•   Language: Advanced Spanish