Michael Szostak


Undergraduate Student



Michael Szostak
2019 Infinity Circle #226                                                       
Golden, CO 80401                                      
   Colorado School of Mines,  Golden, CO    B.S.  May 2018
Major: Mechanical Engineering     <Junior Status>  3.17 GPA
Minor: Computer Science, and ASI: Space and Technology
Campus Involvement
CSM Astronomy Club - Event Coordinator             August 2014 - Present
CSM Space Society - Membership Coordinator         May 2014 - Present
CSM Rocket Club  - Member                          March 2014 - Present

Industry Experience:

Panther Pressure Testers - Watford City, ND                                             

Technical Assistant                                       	July 2015  - August 2015
* Made mobile website for the company, utilizing responsive HTML and CSS.
* Managed social media including Linkedin and GooglePlus. 
* Researched ROI and feasibility of online marketing. 
* Analyzed website traffic for computer based website and presented to senior management.  
* Provided Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for an online presence. 

Engineering Intern           					June 2014  - August 2014
* Designed interactive company website utilizing HTML5, CSS3, 
Java scripting, and Google docs/forms/maps.
* Transitioned data to the cloud (Google drive) for mobile field tech data access 
* Improved customer responsiveness, reduced issue resolution cycle time.
* Gathered transactional data, analyzed for sales trends, presented findings to CEO. 
* Gleaned budgeting, logistics, and process acumen. 
* Performed field rig testing (BOP 7” and surface), greased pumpjack valves
* Operated heavy equipment including CAT loader, and forklift

Relevant Experience
Undergraduate Research - Renewable Housing Design         August 2014 - July 2015
* Simulated buildings in different environments and materials
* Utilized Excel and use VBA macros for data analysis; applied graphical analysis
* Implemented software developed by NREL and the DOE

Design EPICS - Architectural Design Project           August 2014 - December 2014
* Designed housing for international students for professional client
* Integrated SolidWorks, BeOpt, and communication skills in processes
* Presented project and technical papers in public presentation

Westwood NASA Club - Founder / President      January 2012 - May 2014
Westwood Robotics Team - Machine Shop Manager September 2013 - May 2014

Skills / Strengths:
Computer: HTML5, CSS3,, C++, MatLab, Java, Google Drive Suite, MS: Excel, Word, PowerPoint 
Technical: SolidWorks Certified; machine shop experience, heavy machinery operation
Communication: Technical writing, public speaking, team building, Independent research
Safety: OSHA 10 hour Industry Outreach Certification, lab safety, documentation
Other: Organization skills, active development role, Spanish 3 years, customer service

Involvement: American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, Belegarth Medieval Society, SWE, oSTEM 
Outdoors: Snowboarding, Running, Soccer, Astrophotography, Mountain Biking
Mechanical: Robotics, Control Systems, 3D Printing, Autonomous Vehicles
Science: Space Research, Materials Analysis, Data Analysis, ISRU