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Summary

Summary        

High-energy, team-oriented professional with strong record of accomplishment leading academic innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Accustomed to managing multiple projects and delivering complex solutions on schedule and on budget.  Prepared to rapidly transition to the Academic Product Marketing Engineer role and drive revenue growth through leveraging academic and professional experiences.

Education

University of Texas PanAmerican

20102013

Master of Science in Engineering

Mechanical Concentration, with advanced coursework in combustion engineering, modeling of physical systems, and modern control systems. Developed, tested and revised protocols for laboratory experiments including data acquisition hardware and software. 

University of Texas PanAmerican

20012006

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Design and implementation of hardware components as the Professor Assistant for Mechatronics course.  Senior project focused on failure mode effect analysis; specifically, for automated conveyor belt systems using PLC, sensors and pneumatic systems.

Work History

ESC Region 13

20132016

Co-Director Transformation Central Texas STEM Center

Direct Transformation Central Texas STEM Center at Educational Service Center (ESC) Region 13.  Consistently surpass revenue targets through increasing academic sales by leading effective and efficient operation of the program.

  • Manage 1-million dollar annual budget with oversight of associated expenses, revenues and project management with cross-departmental teams
  • Responsible for quality, expenditures, contracted services, marketing and revenue. Innovated and published an instructional model for STEM education. Developed products and support services on time and on budget within and across teams
  • Engage in regular customer visits for technical discussions with customers to solve problems of practice and provide action plans and support, as part of marketing strategy
  • Extensive experience leading innovation to meet the dynamic professional development needs of clients, such as new stem technologies, STEM Foundations book (co-author), "STEM in Action" website and videos
  • Have delivered training on a variety of technical, functional and analytical content, including technology integration, problem-based learning, STEM, data assessment and analytics
  • Lead development and execution of marketing plan for STEM Initiatives including STEM Foundations Book, STEM In Action Videos, Workshop and Annual Texas STEM Conference including advertisement of products through social media
  • Maintained and supervised project timelines throughout all phases of development for full market release and quick time-to-market
  • Updated technical white papers on website and managed insight articles publishing from all content areas

ESC Region 1

20112012

STEM Specialist

Responsible for providing technical support with instructional technologies, develop presentations and demo sessions using adult learning best practices, provide training with focus in STEM. Support the STEM Center at Educational Service Center (ESC) Region 1, along with assigned areas of academic sales to support curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

  • On-going continuous improvement of protocols and procedures to improve job outcomes, including analysis of data, revision, and execution of improvement plans
  • Sought-after training consultant, coaching clients to develop differentiated professional development pathways for teachers, principals and administrative staffs at multiple districts

Valley View ISD

20072010

Robotics and Physics Educator

  • Integrated Emergent technologies in the classroom to enhance learning outcomes and improve teaching methodologies
  • Utilize National Instruments SensorDAQ and myDAQ for laboratory experiments and applications for Physics, Chemistry and Robotics learning targets
  • Initiated High School Robotics after school program and participated as FIRST Mentor for 4 years of First Robotics Competition (FRC)
  • NI cRIO Hardware, wiring, software programming using LabVIEW to modeling, teaching knowledge, processes and skills necessary

Relevant Skills & Experiences

  • Over four years of experience with National Instruments systems, including NI myDAQ, NI cRIO; NI LabVIEW Associate Developer course
  • Software development for FRC robot as First Robotics Competition Mentor
  • Utilize sensors in various projects, lab experiments and competitions including pressure transducers, strain gauges, accelerometers, load cells, relays
  • Knowledgeable of Matlab and Mathcad through projects in education
  • Experiences with ProEngineer CAD Software, such as applied through Senior Design Project
  • Technology proficiency including Microsoft OS and productivity software
  • Bilingual: Fluent in Spanish and English

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