E-mail: zach(dot)evga at google mail(dot)com
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio August 2012–Present
Electrical Engineering Major, Computer Science Minor
Amity High School, Amity, Oregon September 2008–June 2012
GPA: 4.0 unweighted | Rank: 1 of 71 | Honor Roll every semester
Class President—Three years: Leadership Class
Test Scores, SAT: Math 800; Writing 680; Reading 660; SAT Subject—Physics 690; Math 740; Chem. 670
National Merit Scholarship—Letter of Commendation
Education Program for Gifted Youth
College-level course through Project Lead the Way and Chemeketa Community College: Fall 2010.
Trained for and entrusted with maintaining the school district’s servers and computers.
Interpretation and Argument, Chemistry: six-week accelerated college courses through APEA Program.
Currently enrolled in Calculus II, completed Calculus I in Fall 2011 semester.
Founded a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team in 2006
and participated all six years in various capacities including team captain and
lead progammer. I have taught programming, allowing Amity to grow to two FTC
teams with three FLL teams and have started/mentored three neighboring
community teams. My team was part of the
Boy Scouts of
Eagle Scout, and have been involved in Boy Scouts for nine years. I am an active role model and leader in the troop, providing guidance to new scouts and helping the troop grow. I was Senior Patrol Leader spring of 2011, in charge of Troop of 30 boys. Participated in seven High Adventure treks accumulating over 450 miles and over 100 nights camping. Inducted into the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's National Honor Society.
Played High School and Little League Baseball. Swung between varsity and JV freshman and sophomore years; played varsity and received an athletic letter in my junior year. Team captain sophomore and junior years.
National Honor Society
Inducted into Amity’s National Honor Society at the end of my sophomore year. Participated in service projects, including a $5,000.00 “Community 101” grant, which was distributed to non-profits in our community. Currently the chapter president.
Two-week intensive course in Java on the Stanford University campus. Culmination was a presentation of project to NASA Ames researchers.
BSA Youth Leader Training August 2010
Kodiak weeklong high-adventure youth leadership training. Teaches five basic leadership concepts: Effective Teams, Values/Vision, Communication, Decision Making and Planning.
American Sailing Association (ASA) May 2008
101 and 103 level certifications for sailing and navigation.
Garmin AT June 2012–August 2012
· Process engineering intern: worked alongside engineers to assist production and maintain machinery
· Worked independently on projects with customers in both engineering and production
North West Unmanned Aerial Vehicles August 2010–September 2010
· Assisted the electrical engineering team with circuit design and layout
· Built and tested numerous prototypes
· Gained experience with SolidWorks and Altium
Intel Engineering Challenge March 2010–June 2010
○ Mylar Lifting Envelope—Developed heat seal process
○ Thrust—Created ducted propeller with PWM controlled motors
○ Buoyancy—Innovative design that permitted18% payload
Hiking, backpacking, reading, robotics, programming, computer gaming, paint ball, skiing, sailing, baseball, photography and collecting key chains from places I visit