Vincent Tran


Undergraduate Aerospace Engineer at UC San Diego



Qualification Summary

Industrial Skills:
- Stress & motion analysis
- FEA & CFD analysis
- Composite materials
- Additive manufacturing
- Engineering reports
- Strict lab testing
- Teamwork & leadership
- Customer service & support

Software Experience:
- AutoCAD
- SolidWorks
- Autodesk Simulation
- Office suite
- Various coding languages

Hardware Experience:
- Lasercamm & 3D Printers
- 2D & 3D prototyping
- Design & assembly equipment
- Arduino circuit boards
- PC building & maintenance
- Machining equipment
- LAN networking
- Instrumental hardware

Language Fluency:
- English
- Mandarin
- Cantonese
- Vietnamese


University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineer
Minor in Political Science
Expected June 2016
Overall GPA: 3.22
FA'13 Provost Honors


CAD Team Lead & Business-External Officer, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Apr 2014 - Present
- Formed by undergraduate students at UCSD focused on researching additive manufacturing to democratize space access
- Attained intellectual patents on developed research and recognized as 1st university in the world to successfully design, print, and hot-fire test 3D-printed metal rocket engine Tri-D producing 200 pounds of thrust
- Designed, fabricated, and tested composite fins for rocket out of fiberglass using hand-layups to provide further proof of concept of additive manufacturing for flight of second iteration of 3D-printed metal rocket engine Vulcan-I
- Led a four-person CAD team to create a 3D model of entire Static Fire System through SolidWorks for a complete visualization of system during design and fabrication, collaboration among several teams, and simulations of force loads

Personal Project, Coding for Advantageous Gaming
July 2006 - Present
- Coded to provide personal advantageous gaming, while bypassing any preventative software if needed
- Coded in various languages including Lua, Python, JavaScript, Java, C++, C#
- Created numerous functions that allowed for modified AI behavior, position tracking, ballistics modifications
- Released several scripts and programs for public use in several game titles

Project Lead, Dual High-powered Motorized Robots
Sept 2013 - Dec 2013
- Led a four-person team in designing, fabricating, testing, and competing two motorized robots that work together to deliver the maximum amount of balls on a soccer-game setting within sixty seconds
- Designed components using quick 2D and 3D sketching methods, AutoCAD, and Inventor
- Fabricated and assembled components using Lasercamm, drill mill, band saw, and other design equipment
- Focused on implementing a creative multi-robot design that allows for adaptation to multiple scenarios while reducing material cost

Work Experience

College Student Technical Specialist, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
June 2015 - Sept 2015
- Worked on the Orion Spacecraft Flight Software with the Orion FSW Verification Team and the Orion FSW Verification Automation Tiger Team
- Explored features and feasibility of using Sodius DXL Editor as the main IDE for developing in DXL and documented discoveries in Confluence wiki
- Developed attribute, layout, and script DXL code for use in Orion software’s IBM Rational DOORS database for automated verification tracking of fulfillment of requirements, success criteria, and test procedures
- Created metrics to assess team performance and task completion using DXL scripts to insert information into DOORS, JQL to query data from JIRA task management, Python to extract and analyze JIRA data, and Excel or Visio to create diagrams

Engineering Intern, 12th Man Technologies
July 2014 - Sept 2014
- Debugged CareConnect Android and iOS software application and repaired device hardware faults while collaborating with international teams
- Tested and reported results of Hi-Oxygen Masks for quality assurance following self-released testing protocols and using self-built test rig
- Released multiple quality documents that pertain to Engineering Reports, testing protocols and procedures, and revised quality documents to clarify standard operating procedures during lab testing
- Created new project line for Spirometry Android software application to work concurrently with CareConnect Android software and proposed Software Requirements & Specifications to company leadership to establish project lifetime goals

Congressional Intern, District Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu
July 2012 - Aug 2012
- Interfaced with constituents and D.C. personnel regarding comments, complaints, questions, and casework on the behalf of the Congresswoman
- Translated for non-English speaking constituents regarding various casework
- Drafted professional letters and certificates on the behalf of the Congresswoman
- Demonstrated exceptional attention to detail, professionalism, and efficient organization

Leadership Intern, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA)
July 2012 - Aug 2012
- Interacted with many leaders including senators, congress members, assembly members, judges, and CEOs
- Developed skills in leadership, public speaking, professionalism, and management
- Discussed and implemented general body meetings using Roberts Rules of Order
- Organized, developed, and paneled 5th Annual APAPA-SCR Leadership Conference