Logan Balliett





Logan Noel Balliett
Lowell Mail Center 41, 10 Holyoke Place • Cambridge, MA 02138 • (304) 616-1668 •


Harvard University 										        Cambridge, MA 
Candidate for S.B. in Mechanical Engineering with Secondary in Astrophysics. Current GPA: 3.73/4.0               May 2016
Coursework in applied physics, astronomy, mathematics, engineering design, computer science and expository writing
Studied Czech language and culture in Czech Republic through Harvard Summer School in Summer 2013 

Engineering Experience

MIT Formula SAE 										        Cambridge, MA
Subgroup Leader 									                     March 2014 – Present
•	Use SolidWorks to design parts for group members to machine using the shop’s mills, lathes, and water jet 
•	Led subgroup in the design and fabrication of a new steering system for the 2015 electric car 

•	Served as a core team member during the fabrication and assembly phase of the 2014 electric car

Space Exploration Technologies								        Hawthorne, CA
Vehicle Engineering Intern									    May – August 2015
•	Tracked development vehicles’ mass properties by working with responsible engineers to ensure accuracy
•	Used Python and MatLab to create and update various tools for automating mass properties processes
•	Designed and executed buoyancy test using subscale model of development vehicle

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 						        Cambridge, MA 
Research Assistant 									              July 2014 – February 2015
•	Helped develop potential optical instrument for Giant Magellan Telescope being built in Chile’s Atacama Desert 

•	Collaborated with astrophysics experts at Harvard and the Smithsonian’s Cambridge Discovery Park complex 

Harvard/HKUST International Design Experience                                      Cambridge, MA and Hong Kong Team Researcher 									        June 2014 – August 2014 
•	Worked as part of an international team at Harvard and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 

•	Developed two potential products incorporating Visible Light Communication technology

Professional Experience

Self-Employed 										Shepherdstown, WV eBay Business Owner 								      December 2011 – Present
•	Have sold hundreds of records from parents’ collectible record store that closed in the late 1990’s 

•	Business is run singlehandedly and has been highly successful with 100% positive feedback from customers 

Fresh and Local CSA 								            Shepherdstown, WV Partner/Manager 									   March 2008 – January 2014
•	Helped run family’s biodynamic farm, which offered one of the first CSA programs in the Washington DC area 

•	Led other workers, designed/maintained irrigation systems and animal fences, and planted and harvested crops 


Lowell House Committee 									        Cambridge, MA Co-Chair 										      November 2013 – Present
•	One of two elected chairs leading group of ten students in organizing house events and managing house budget 
•	Served as treasurer for 2014-15 school year, cutting expenditures and generating a $7,000 budget surplus

Harvard Community Garden 								        Cambridge, MA Growing Manager 									 	March 2013 – Present
•	Lead volunteers in planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables 

•	Oversee the use of biochar, a soil amendment and sequestered carbon form, that was donated by Cool Planet 

Skills and Interests
•	Completed 30 hour training course in the Harvard Physics Department’s machine shop
•	Proficiency in SolidWorks, LaTex, Excel, Python, MatLab, Mathematica, Mac OSX, and Windows 7
•	Languages: English, conversational Spanish, and basic Czech
•	Interests: Gardening, Raising Animals, Biking, Hiking, and Reading