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Alexander R. Fryer

Junior Mechanical Engineering Student


Aug 2016May 2020

BS Mechanical Engineering; Minor Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • GPA: 3.72

Skills & Strengths

  • Courses: Intro to Robotics, Solid Mechanics, Machine Design, Dynamics, Fluids I, Thermo I, Intro Feedback Control Systems, Probabilities and Statistics,  Data Structures
  • Computer: Matlab, C++, Arduino C, LabView, Python, OpenCV,  R Studio, EES, SolidWorks Certified Associate, FlowSimulator,  Macintosh, Linux, YouTube, Microsoft Office
  • Technical: Manual Mill, Manual Lathe, GD&T, CNC, Laser Cutter, 3D Printing
  • Communication: Public speaking, technical writing, logical thinking, avid teacher
  • Other: Eagle Scout, German language, self-motivated, organized, problem-solver, team and leadership skills


Bi-weekly Arduino Robot Builds | Course: Intro to Robotics 

  • Dead reckoning, reactive control, closed-loop control, maze solving
  • Programing in Arduino C
  • Fast prototyping design with Lego Technic

Instrument Design | Course: Instrumentation & Automation

  • Reading voltages from components in electrical circuits and converting to digital interface
  • Programming in LabView and utilizing DAQ assistant
  • Evaluating measurement error and uncertainties

Computer Stereo Vision | Company: XIMEA

  • Realtime stereo image creation using OpenCV functions in C++
  • NVIDIA Jetson TX2 
  • Specialty XIMEA PCIe cameras

Restaurant Napkin Folder | Course: Intro to Mech Eng 

  • Problem definition of social demonstrated need
  • Design testing with 3D printed parts and Arduino C 
  • Final design technical paper and presentation

Activities and Honors

  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Mines Maker Society
  • Jazz Band
  • Dean's List
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Eagle Scout

Work experience

Aug 2018Present

Intro to Design - Class TA

Colorado School of Mines

Work in class with freshman students. The class covers technical drawing, design process, and SolidWorks.

May 2018Aug 2018

XIMEA - Summer Intern

Lakewood, CO

Worked on implementing XIMEA's specialty cameras in a stereo vision example project using OpenCV C++ on a NVIDIA Jetson TX2.

Jan 2018May 2018

Intro to Mechanical Engineering - Class TA

Colorado School of Mines

Work with students in class, helping to teach MatLab programing, Arduino coding, and a final design project.

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