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SONYA SCHUPPAN

970-646-8259, sonya.schuppan@colorado.edu
sonya-schuppan.weebly.com
EDUCATION University of Colorado Boulder
BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering May 2020 Graduation
Minor in Computer Science GPA: 3.74

TECHNICAL SKILLS
• Hardware: MSP432 MCU, Tiva C Series MCU, DE10-Lite FPGA • Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
• Software: Code Composer Studio, Quartus, Code::Blocks, LTspice • Electronics Assembly: breadboarding, soldering
• Programming: Embedded C, C++, Verilog, Nios II Assembly, • Electronics Debugging: oscilloscope, function generator
Python, Arduino, Matlab, Mathematica • Machining: nail guns, circular saws, jig saws, drills

EXPERIENCE
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant | August 2018 – Present
ECEN 2440 - Application of Embedded Systems
• Teach students to apply embedded systems theory in a lab-based course using the TI Robotics System Learning Kit
• Train students in 6 lab/office hours per week to encourage proper debugging techniques, the use of design planning and prototyping,
and effective use of lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, function generators, and power supplies

Electrical Engineering Lead | October 2018 – Present


Engineers in Medicine Club at CU Boulder
• Research and design a motorized assistive device with remote control user interface to minimize fatigue for a patient with Multiple
Sclerosis using a human-centered design approach

Firmware Co-Lead and Founding Member | May 2018 – September 2018


Electric Car Team at CU Boulder
• Design firmware to control an electric, semi-autonomous vehicle that includes image processing, lane detection, and GPS tracking
functionalities using Controller Area Network (CAN) communication and freeRTOS
• Facilitate communication, progress, and efficiency across 5 subteams as the firmware subteam co-lead

Wildfire Combustion Research Intern | June 2017 – January 2018


Precision Laser Diagnostics Lab at CU Boulder
• Employed Matlab image processing to quantify distribution of visual and temperature nonuniformities in burning wood samples
• Researched phase-locking FPGA control system for the Dual Frequency Comb Spectrometer

PROJECTS
Embedded Systems E-Scooter | August 2017 – May 2017
• Programmed bare-metal firmware to record and display distance, speed, and direction of a scooter using infrared sensors,
temperature sensors, UART and SPI communication, analog-to-digital converters, and extensive datasheet analysis

Embedded Systems Interactive Circuits Game | August 2017 – May 2017


• Programmed bare-metal firmware to measure voltage, current, and resistance in a circuit, and display parameters to a tablet GUI via
Bluetooth using analog-to-digital converters, SPI, UART and I2C communication, and timer modules for LCD display and PWM outputs

Digital Logic Reaction Timer | March 2018 – May 2018


• Designed a digital circuit that measures human reaction time using hierarchical design concepts and RTL design in Verilog
• Constructed a state machine to control timing and function of counter, decoder, timer, LFSR generator, and clock divider modules
• Built a user interface utilizing buttons, switches, and hexadecimal displays on the DE10-Lite Max 10 FPGA board

Electronics Design Lab Light-Programmable Robot | January 2018 – May 2018


• Designed and built a closed-loop analog speed control circuit for a robot, verifying the design with LTspice simulations
• Devised a communication protocol using human-operated light pulses from a flashlight to communicate with the robot
• Built a digital to analog light-sensing circuit as well as firmware to store, interpret, and react to the data received

STUDENT AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS


Engineering Honors Program (August 2016 – Present), Biomedical Engineering Society (January 2018 – Present), Global Engineering Program
(August 2016 – Present), James H. Baker Esteemed Scholar (August 2016 – Present), Society of Women Engineers (August 2016 – Present)

INTERESTS
Cellist in CU Campus Orchestra, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Habitat for Humanity Construction Volunteer, Spanish language, Biomimicry