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Samuel Penders

900 Washington Ave SE apt. 105


Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
(952) 412-7652
pende061@umn.edu

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics Expected May 2019


College of Science and Engineering, University of MinnesotaTwin Cities
3.91 Major GPA
University Honors Program

TECHNOLOGY C++, LATEX, ROOT, Linux, MATLAB, Mathematica


AND SKILLS Scientific Writing, Bicycle Repair

RESEARCH Undergraduate Researcher May 2017 - Present


EXPERIENCE Muon-to-Electron Conversion Experiment (Mu2e), University of Minnesota
I will build an electron tracker under the supervision of Dr. Dan Ambrose.

Undergraduate Researcher July - August 2016


NOA Neutrino Oscillation Experiment, University of Minnesota
Tuned analysis algorithms by writing C macros to utilize ROOT software.
Determined method to reclaim 50% of erroneously discarded signal, while rein-
troducing only 2% of discarded background.

MECHANICAL Bicycle Mechanic March 2015 - August 2016


EXPERIENCE Penn Cycle and Fitness, Eagan, MN
Led service department as most experienced mechanic.
Diagnosed mechanical problems and performed complex repairs.
Mentored seven inexperienced employees on bicycle assembly and repair.

Bicycle Builder and Salesperson February 2013 - November 2014


Valley Bike and Ski, Apple Valley, MN
Assembled one bicycle per hour and performed repairs.
Assessed customer needs to sell ideal bicycle and ski equipment and service.

TEACHING Learning Assistant September - December 2016


Intro. Physics for Science and Engineering I (Phys 1301W), U. of Minnesota
Performed visual demonstrations and assisted students at all lectures.
Led weekly discussion section and tutored at weekly office hour.

AWARDS Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship in Physics ($7,000 award) April 2017


College of Science and Engineering Merit Scholarship ($2,000 award) April 2017
Deans List, College of Science and Engineering Spring 2016 - Present

EXTRA- University of Minnesota Concert Bands September 2015 - Present


CURRICULAR University of Minnesota Cycling Club September 2016 - Present
ACTIVITIES U. of Minnesota Trumpet Studio and Ensemble September 2015 - May 2016