This year, I hope to focus on honing my technical skills to be able to more creatively help out my community by dedicating myself to ASME Design Team as Concept Lead, explore other modes of thinking by becoming a Costume Lead for the University Theatre Guild, and initiating my own research at the Smyth Pharmaceutical Research Lab.
Below are a few of my projects:
I was lucky enough this summer to work with the Plan Development section at the Texas Department of Transportation. During my time, I was able to contribute to real public works valuing over $5 million and learn about how integral our roadways are for everyday function. I learned multiple new CAD programs including Microstation, OpenRoads Designer, and SignCAD to add in roadway standards from the Roadway Design Manual. My team and I also got to travel around Texas and see previous designs being executed in real life.
Design Team Website
Over the summer, I had the time to completely reformat and collect relevant information on ASME Design Team to make a new website for it.
Within a 3 week turnaround, the team and I will build a 16' x 10' x 10' trebuchet to launch pumpkins from for the Punkin Chunkin competition in Aurora, Colorado. So far, we've utilized ANSYS, MATLAB, and CAD modeling to predict dimensions and estimate pumpkin flight. We hope to launch the pumpkin at least 500 ft in distance.
Team: Rebecca Lin, Will Smylie, Anmol Mathur, Grace Young, Jonathan Tao, Jason Nguyen, Tanek Ballachanda
UTG Costume Lead
For a 10-person cast, I helped design and create costume sets for a play put on by UT's University Theatre Guild (UTG). I was given a budget and the closets of the cast and crew to bring together the varieties of scenes and costume transitions.
APICS Supply Chain Comp.
With a month to analyze a few spreadsheets to figure out what was wrong, our team created a presentation analyzing what went wrong with a sample factory and its' manufacturing process based on numbers and a few diagrams.
Team: Rebecca Lin, Ian Padhye, Brody Whalen, Maydha Kohli
Team: Rebecca Lin, Divjot Waila, Grace Young, Will Hancock, Nam Nguyen, Jack Liu
The Disney Imaginations
project this year gave us the prompt
of creating a space that reflected and celebrated our community. We used acoustical, structural, fluid mechanics, and other types of engineering to design an amphitheater space that reflected the history of Austin and gave the people an area to feel the passage of time flow in a green space in downtown Austin.
For our Engineering
Communications Class, my group
decided to write about the problem of water desalinization in the UAE. We compared and contrasted research about scientific breakthroughs to produce a recommendation to the UAE using our solutions.
Team: Rebecca Lin, Cameron Choyke, Ashley Yang, Damian Salazar
ITD Storytelling Project
Throughout our Storytelling for Influence class, my group and I talked about the Flatwater Foundation and told the story of those who support friends with illnesses and how they need support as well.
Team: Rebecca Lin, Emily Whiteside, Jordan Jenkins, Jac Alford
Nimbō is a helpful AI cloud designed to help your day-to-day routine go smoothly. He learns your behaviors, adjusts your input feed to your mood and the weather, and helps you predict the unpredictable throughout your day. Nimbō was designed in my Introduction to AI Design as our final project.
Team: Rebecca Lin, William Smylie, Raychel Beasley, Ryan Chu
Southern Chain Reaction Competition
Team: Rebecca Lin, Grace Young, Tanek Ballachanda
In lieu of going to a chain reaction competition for the 2019-2020 school year, I initiated the chain reaction competition at UT Austin! Competition specifications, graphic design, coordination with other schools, facilities, funds, and marketing was done by the team from scratch. We were featured on UT Cockrell School of Engineering's Instagram during the competition day and maintained ASME Design Team's tradition.
A UT Alumni donated his handmade collection of engines to the school department for educational purposes. To make sure that his legacy lives on, ASME Design Team and Pi Tau Sigma, the Mechanical Engineering Honors Society, began maintaining the engines to make sure they were able to run properly. We displayed them at Girl Day at UT Austin to educate kids on the magic of engines and what powers the world today.
Team: Rebecca Lin, Xavie Grishin, Jinwoo Kim
Petition against sexual harassment in student organizations: change.org/keepUTsafe