Rebecca Griffith


Senior Engineering Physics Student



	Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, 
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, concentration: Spacecraft Systems	
Minors: Applied Mathematics, Astronomy
Expected graduation date: May 2016       GPA: 3.35
Project/ Work Experience
	Photoelectric Photometer Design                                             
Senior Design Team Project                 Embry – Riddle Aeronautical University  Spring 2015 – Spring 2016
 Advisor: Dr. William MacKunis
•	Design and construct a photometer that measures individual photons emitted from the Crab Pulsar
•	Adapt design to fit with ERAU’s new 1-m telescope
•	Develop CATIA and Multisim schematics for parts and electronics design
•	Design Code V drawing of optical system

NASA Student Airborne Research Program
 Summer Internship                            NASA Armstrong Flight Center / UC Irvine  June2015 – August 2015
 Advisor:  Dr. Raphe Kudela UCSC
•	Collected in-situ data off coast of CA and analyzed dock data collected over Southern CA
•	Flew onboard NASA DC-8 Research Aircraft with 32 undergraduate students to collect data
•	Utilized MATLAB and SPSS to analyze collected data
•	Gave oral presentation of results in front of peers, mentors, and NASA personnel

Sun Synchronous Solar Tracker                     Embry – Riddle Aeronautical University Spring 2015
Team Project
•	Designed a prototype solar tracker for a balloon satellite
•	Utilized MATLAB to design ground station 
•	Worked in a team environment to design an autonomous sun tracker

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Chemistry Lab Assistant / Grader                       Daytona Beach, FL        August 2014 – Present
•	Organized materials for lab weekly and assisted instructor
•	Instructed students on chemistry concepts
•	Demonstrated proper laboratory behavior and knowledge of the subject
	CATIA(intermediate knowledge),  AutoCAD(basic knowledge), Microsoft(advanced knowledge), MATLAB(intermediate knowledge)  C++ (basic knowledge)
	McNair Scholar                                                                                  2014 – present
•	Academic enrichment program
•	Prepares selected undergraduate students for successful graduate studies
•	Involvement in research and scholarly activities
•	Maintain at least a 3.0 semester GPA

Alum, NASA Women in STEM High (WISH)                                      2011
Silver Wings Challenger Chapter:   Development Officer                2013 & 2015
•	Responsible for the professional development of all members
•	Education about national defense and civic leadership through volunteer service

FIU McNair Scholars Conference                                                        2015   Presenter

Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics     2014   Attendee