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2260 WEST TODD LANE, LINCOLN, NE 68528 • 308-383-3395 • TYLERWORTMAN@GMAIL.COM
TYLER D. WORTMAN

 




EDUCATION:
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Doctor of Philosophy, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Expected Graduation: May 2015
Cumulative GPA: 4.70/5.0



Master of Science, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, December 2011
Thesis: Design, Analysis, and Testing of In Vivo Surgical Robots
Cumulative GPA: 3.98/4.0



Bachelor of Science, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 2009
*Graduated with Distinction
Cumulative GPA: 3.948/4.0 (EIT/FE)


EXPERIENCE:
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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, August 2012 to Present
• Precision Engineering Research Group
• Development of biomedical devices

Tech-Transfer Intern, NUtech Ventures, Lincoln, NE, Summer 2012
• Tech-transfer market research and evaluation of emerging technologies
• Development of an algorithm to assist in the assessment of potential technologies



Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Mechanical Engineering, January 2009 to August 2012
• Kinematic and dynamic analysis of dexterous in vivo robots for minimally invasive surgery
• Design and fabrication of several next generation in vivo robots



Engineering Intern, Honeybee Robotics and Spacecraft Mechanisms, Pasadena, CA, Summer 2011
• Analysis, design, and assembly of a custom rover to deploy a sample coring and caching system
• Testing to demonstrate feasibility for Mars Sample Return (MSR) Mission



Engineering Intern, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mobility and Robotic Systems, Pasadena, CA, Summer 2010
• Design of a rover-based sampling system for open-pit mining operations
• Assisted in upgrading the ATHLETE mars rover prototype


SKILLS:



Mechanical Design: SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, ALGOR, Cosmos, Hand Drafting
Programming: LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python, C++, BASIC, FORTRAN, Maple, Assembly Language
Other Programs: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Windows Movie Maker



HONORS AND AWARDS:

• University of Nebraska Folsom Distinguished Master's Thesis Award, 2013
• MIT Pappalardo Fellowship, 2012
• National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award, 2011
• Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant, College of Engineering and Technology, 2010
• NASA Space Grant Award, 2010 and 2011
• University of Nebraska Superior Scholar, 2009
• Earned Athletic Scholarship, Nebraska Football, 2009
• Brook Berringer Citizenship Team, 2008 and 2009
• Nebraska Student-Athlete-of-the-Year Finalist, 2008-2009
• 2nd team ESPN-The-Magazine Academic All-American, 2008
• Brook Berringer Memorial Scholarship, 2008
• 1st Team Academic All-Big 12, 2007 and 2008
• Dean’s List, College of Engineering and Technology, 2004-2010
• Big 12 Commissioners Academic Honor Roll, 2004-2009
• University of Nebraska Regents Scholarship, 2004-2009
• Peter Kiewit Memorial Scholarship, 2004-2009



ACTIVITIES:

• Volunteer, Youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Outreach, 2009-2012
          • Sunday's with a Scientist
          • Bright Lights Robotics Camp
          • 4-H Robotics
• Spokesperson, NAMC “Dream it, Do it” Campaign, 2009-2010
• Volunteer, Husker Youth Experience, 2006-2008
• Student-Athlete, University of Nebraska Football, 2004-2008​


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:​



• Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2012 to Present.
• Member, Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society, 2008 to Present.
• Member, Pi Tau Sigma – Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, 2008 to Present.



CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

• 2012 - New Generation Space Leaders Program - Colorado Springs, CO
• 2012 - 28th National Space Symposium - Colorado Springs, CO
• 2012 - Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship - Omaha, NE
• 2011 - ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference - Washington, DC
• 2011 - Nebraska Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting - Lincoln, NE
• 2011 - Annual Meeting of The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons - San Antonio, TX
• 2011 - Design of Medical Devices Conference - Minneapolis, MN
• 2010 - North American Summer School in Surgical Robotics and Simulation - Seattle, WA
• 2010 - Nebraska Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting - Lincoln, NE
• 2010 - Annual Meeting of The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons - Landover, MD
• 2010 - Minimally Invasive Robotics Association 5th Annual International Conference - San Diego, CA
• 2009 - Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference - Omaha, NE

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