Jon is an aspiring maker from Colorado Springs with a spotted past, looking for new opportunities. The purpose of this website is to document projects and work experience so that prospective employers and can look on this website, with its plethora of quality content and decide that Jon: an intelligent, self-starter, and not a bad guy, deserves a job. If you are one of those prospective employers or investors, please navigate to the Contact tab and shoot me an email. If you are not yet convinced, continue reading this true but moderately generic biopic profile blurb.
Jon received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where he graduated from the honors program with honors with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in physics. The two most significant projects that were completed while at UCCS were an Arduino-based solar tracker completed for a research project with Dr. James Stevens, and his senior design project (see Past Projects tab for video and project poster). The senior design group the Jon was involved with, were tasked with assessing a problem at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) by reading through the available documentation. A seal was chosen from the preventative maintenance schedule. Next, a test apparatus was designed and constructed to simulate the forces present during the decommissioning of the chemical weapons. No issues were found during the extensive testing cycle leading to the removal of the preventative maintenance item and saving Bechtel an estimated $4 million dollars over the course the two planned campaigns (documentation from this project is still in the process of being uploaded).
Currently Jon is a graduate student at Colorado State University – Pueblo (CSU-P) were he will graduate in May with a Masters of Engineering specializing in Mechatronics (basically robotics). He is heavily involved with the CSU-P Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and is the student chair currently (he was also the student chair for ASME at UCCS). For ASME: Jon writes weekly updates, conducts meeting, coordinates professional development events, participates in and oversees group projects. Jon has made full use of his time while at CSU-P by completing many assorted maker projects and eventually they should make it onto this website (sorry, I’m an engineer, not a web designer/graphics designer/video editor :/ ).
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