ASHLEY YANG
Email: ashleyyang18@utexas.edu | Cell: (908) 705-4100

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin May 2021
Relevant Courses: Differential Equations with Linear Algebra, Thermodynamics, Statics

WORK EXPERIENCE
Maker Studio Student Assistant, University of Texas at Austin 10/2017-Present
Advise and assist engineering students with usage of maker studio equipment including: 3D printers, laser cutters, othermills and general tools.
Maintain and fix broken equipment.
Train new employees for work in the maker studio and the general student population on equipment usage.
Instructor & Assistant Instructor, Storming Robots, Branchburg, NJ 6/2014-8/2017
Taught robotics to children (grades 4 – 11). Educated them on the fundamentals of programming, building, electronics, project planning and the engineering process.
Trained assistant instructors in classroom management and content knowledge.
Worked for several weeks each summer and two school years.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
First Year Introduction to Research in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin 8/2017- 12/2017
Designing low-cost pencil gripping devices for wrist amputees.
Researched current open-source mechanical prosthetic hands and evaluated designs.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Team Captain & Competitor, Robocup Junior (RCJ), Branchburg, NJ 9/2009-4/2015
Competed for six years in RCJ Line and RCJ Maze. Was team captain for two years. Built and programed a new robot every year.
2014 – Built autonomous module maze solving robot. Designed circuitry and mechanical dispense system with teammate. Worked with Arduino Mega, Arduino Mini, i2c, and multi-sensor system.
Programmed movement functions and sensor data parsing.
Maintained the engineering journal.
Awards: 5th Place RCJ Rescue Maze Internationals, Best Technical Journal RCJ Rescue Maze Internationals, 6th Place RCJ Super Team Internationals, 1st Place RCJ Rescue Maze Nationals

2013 – Built autonomous line following and obstacle avoiding robot using LEGO NXT. Integrated program.
Managed and lead a team of six as team captain.
Awards: 1st Place RCJ Rescue Line Nationals

SPECIALIZED SKILLS
Intermediate: Solidworks, Soldering, Wiring
Basic: C++, Java, HTML, CSS, Arduino IDE, AutoCAD
Strengths: Communication, presentation, systematic troubleshooting

HONORS AND AWARDS
Longhorn Energy Summit – 4th Place 2018
Freshman Engineering Case Competition – 2nd Place 2017
Zero Robotics Finalist 2017