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Daniel P. White
1835 Gibson Dr. · Hatboro, PA. 19040 · U.S. Citizen · 267.481.0396 ·
University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Philadelphia, PA
Master of Science in Engineering in December 2009
Bachelor of Science in Engineering in December 2009
Major: Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Concentration: Aeronautics and Robotics
Cumulative GPA: 3.48/4.00 (cum laude)
Relevant Coursework: Aerodynamics, Mechatronic Design, Transport Phenomena, Fluid Mechanics,
Control Theory, Computational Fluid Dynamics Independent Study, Materials Selection, Computer Vision
Senior Design Project: Converted remote-control model plane to autonomous avionics/telemetry platform
 Programmed wiki, scripts, and MATLAB interface for FLUENT/GAMBIT software to ease learning curve
 Designed and integrated mechatronic system of PCBs, microcontrollers, sensors, RF links, and C code
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, German Language Certificate (CEFR Proficiency B2) in March 2010
Mechanical Engineering Intern
Summers 2006-2009
Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, PA, and Chester, PA
 Developed and documented MATLAB and VBA scripts to batch data analysis of existing cable-array
simulations, thereby enabling graphical visualization of FORTRAN output code, resulting in simpler
deployment, and eliminating several days’ learning curve for senior engineers to run further simulations
 Designed and integrated sonobuoy hydrodynamic decelerators with a team of three senior engineers
 Executed scaling and feasibility studies for proposed unmanned aircraft and hovercraft
 Researched and iteratively designed LED housing and pneumatic sonobuoy launcher leading to prototype
Teaching Assistant for Flight and Aerodynamics Courses
Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
 Graded course work and projects, conducted substitute lectures, crafted homework and exam problems
Proficient in MATLAB, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Maple, Microsoft Office, HTML, CSS, EAGLE
Moderate experience in Simulink, C, Pro/E, FLUENT 6, GAMBIT, Java, Javascript, PHP, VBA
Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity
National Executive Council Student Member (2008-present), President (2007-2008), Treasurer (2006-2007)
 Educate members in strategies and structures for sustainable organizational growth by conducting
evaluative visits, facilitating workshops on team dynamics, and authoring the Fraternity’s leadership blog
 Chair committee for developing website resulting in successful proposal, design, and launch to 1100 users
 Issue, revise, and recommend risk-management policies and responses with committee of alumni
 Achieved national Chapter certification and school’s award for Best Student Organization while President
 Developed and implemented plan to build internal policies and campus reputation as new organization
Engineering Student Coordinator
Orientation Advisor and Assistant (2008), Director (2009)
 Coordinated and trained 60 volunteers; planned and executed orientation days for over 400 freshmen
 Prepared and facilitated workshop series on leadership and communication skills for 20 student leaders
Engineering Student Activities Council
Secretary (2007-2009)
 Planned, coordinated, and executed school-wide events with administrators for 2000 students
 Streamlined document archive and revised policy manual; maintained agendas, minutes, and listserv
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Penn Chapter
Vice President (2008)
Chord on Blues Men’s A Cappella Group
President, Director, Music Arranger (2005-2007)