Christopher Andress





Christopher M. Andress
4636 N. Farm Rd. 165, Springfield, MO 65803 • • 417-527-6577

University of Missouri-Columbia
December 2015| Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Minor in Aerospace Engineering 
3.3 GPA - Dean’s Scholar Award - Bright Flight Scholarship

Work Experience:

Essex Industries Internship: May 2015-August 2015
Essex Industries, St. Louis, Missouri
•	Assisted sustainment engineering group with SolidWorks models and drawings
•	Created and revised manufacturing and qualification test procedures
•	Tested and qualified plastic parts, Helicoils and poppets for oxygen 		regulators

NASA Internship: August 2014-December 2014
Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio
•	Modeled Time Delay Spectrometry and Free Field Method to determine 			impedance and absorption coefficient of acoustic treatments using MATLAB
•	Collaborated to write a research paper from our TDS findings
•	Utilized LabVIEW data acquisition in the calibration of a rotating 			microphone rake
Summer Internship: May 2012-August 2014
Palmerton & Parrish, Inc., Springfield, Missouri

•	Collected field sample materials (soils, rock cores and concrete) 
•	Conducted tests on materials per national standards to determine their 			physical properties 
•	Developed material property reports to be distributed to consumers

Professional Associations and Additional Experience

AIAA Rocket Team Member/Treasurer: August 2013-Present
University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 

•	Contributed to the design of a competition rocket with 15 engineering 			students
•	Constructed a computer model of the rocket using SolidWorks 
•	Fabricated carbon fiber/aluminum parts using machining equipment and 		molding techniques
•	Created 1-DOF simulation with MATLAB/Simulink and ANSYS Fluent

SEDS Technical Member: January 2015-Present
•	Wrote a technical paper with a three person team for the SEDS Satellites 		around Mars competition 
•	Validated findings with AGI’s STK

University Physics Tutor: September 2012-August 2014
University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri

•	Tutored four students for a total of 10 hours per week
•	Guided peers to a better understanding of the concepts of Physics through 		effective communication

Mizzou Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team President: August 2015 - Current
University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri

•	Founded UAV team in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
•	Current projects include fixed wing and rotary wing autonomous vehicles

Computer Skills

• MATLAB and Simulink • SolidWorks and EPDM • Microsoft Office • AutoCAD