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EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

Lauren Murphy
814.553.4097 * lem5256@psu.edu
317 S. Centre Street Philipsburg, PA 16866

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering GPA: 3.88 / 4.00 B.A. in Film and Video Expected Graduation: May 2014 Minor in Product Realization, International Engineering Certificate The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA The University of Leeds, Spring 2012 Leeds, UK Engineering Marketing Filmmaker The Pennsylvania State University, Summer 2013 Planned, directed, and produced films showcasing research within mechanical engineering Utilized messages from Changing the Conversation to promote engineering as a career choice Displayed engineering to be accessible to both technical and non-technical audiences Engineering Ambassador National Network Conference Student Coordinator The Pennsylvania State University, Summer 2012 Marking Mechanical Design and Integration Intern Xerox Corporation, Rochester, NY, Summer 2011 Diagnosed and controlled issues on machines and lab scale devices Designed testing mechanisms and analyzed data for updates and changes Brainstormed and formulated 2 invention disclosures among a team of 4 Nimbus 3001: Light for the Third World Iron Lion Design Challenge, Summer 2013 Worked within a group of 3 students on a 28 hour design competition Created a solar powered light bulb prototype composed of materials available in the trash Delivered a PechaKucha along with technical assessment of final prototype Ping Pong Ball Launcher Mechanical Engineering Junior Design, Fall 2012 Designed and built a ping pong ball launcher that successfully hit 3 targets Implemented and documented the design process in a professional design journal Generated and gave group presentations during course of project The Ovenator: Cookstove for the Third World Engineering Design, Project Sponsored by Shell , Fall 2009 Best Design Communication Award, Penn State Engineering Design Showcase 2009 Magic Blocks Mechanical Engineering Toy Design First Year Seminar, Fall 2009

DESIGN PROJECTS

LEADERSHIP

SKILLS INVOLVEMENT PORTFOLIO

Penn State Engineering Ambassador, Fall 2011-Present Receive advanced communications and leadership training Connect prospective students with the College of Engineering through tours and presentations Empower and enlighten young students about engineering field through outreach programs TEDxPSU Director of Design, Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Collaborate with executive team to create TEDxPSU main event and continuous community interaction and involvement Develop and incorporate TEDxPSU theme through visual and physical means Act as project manager for design committee and develop comprehensive design strategy LEAN Six Sigma Yellow Belt MATLab Adobe Photoshop SolidWorks Final Cut Pro Penn State Phroth Humor Club, Managing Editor Discovery Space Science Museum, Volunteer
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