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G AREN A.

O HANIAN
GARENOHANIAN@GMAIL.COM // GAREN@UTEXAS.EDU 713.757.2942
EDU CATION
The University of Texas at Austin Bachelor of Science in Physics !Deans List: 2 semesters !Cumulative GPA: 3.42/4.00 Graduation Date: May 2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Research Assistant, The Institute for Fusion Studies, Austin, TX September 2011Present !Programmed a computational model that compared and contrasted the effectiveness and reliability of various sources energies !Aided in the development of a waste management system to divert heat and waste to allow for a fusionfission hybrid reactor, which can potentially replace the use expensive and inefficient fossil fuels Research Assistant, Dr. John Markerts Group, Austin, TX January 2009May 2009 !Aided in the creation of insulating oxide thin films with conducting interfaces for the future use of high temperature superconductors and higher speed integrated circuits !Aided in the development of improved calibration methods for atomic force microscopy to achieve more precise topographical scans of various substrates.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIEN CE
Physics & Mathematics Tutor, The University of Texas, Austin, TX January 2011Present !Provided individual and small group tutoring to students at the Flawn Academic Center !Assisted students taking physics (mechanics, EM, quantum mechanics) and mathematics (calculus, vector calculus, applied linear algebra, probability) courses in improving academic achievement by meeting with them on a semi-regular basis to explicitly work through learning problems and to increase confidence on study skills !Reviewed class material, discussed the text, predicted test questions, worked solutions Armenian School Teacher, St. Kevork Armenian Church, Houston, TX October 2007April 2008 !Tutored children ages 7-13 Armenian grammar, spelling, history and mathematics !Engaged students in self-esteem building and social skills activities to foster students confidence !Drafted and disbursed multiple documents for school events

HONORS & AW ARDS


!University of Texas Undergraduate Physics Scholarship, 4-time Recipient !Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship, Recipient !Jade Buddha Temple Bodhi Scholarship, Recipient

ACTIVITIES
!Armenian Cultural Association, Vice President !Society of Physics Students, Member !Freshman Research Initiative, Member !Science Undergraduate Research Group, Member !Natural Sciences Council, Member !Armenian Orthodox Church of Austin, Deacon

August 2010 Present August 2008 Present August 2008 May 2009 August 2008 May 2009 August 2008 May 2009 January 2012 Present

SKILLS
!Computer Proficiencies: Mathematica, Matlab, Kaleidagraph, ImageJ, LaTeX, LabVIEW, AutoCAD !Bilingual: Fluent in both English and Armenian along with 4 years of studying Spanish