broader impacts
  • Teaching and mentoring at Mindanao State University (General Santos City) in the Philippines
    • Regularly meet with scholarship recipients for academic/personal mentoring
    • Tutor underserved minority students at Mindanao State University (General Santos City) in the Philippines in engineering, mathematics, and science
    • Teach five-week mini-courses (about 7 students per class) on math, scientific writing, and programming
    • Serve as member of committee to select scholarship recipients and monitor current scholar progress
    • Duration: February 2017 - April 2019
  • Mentoring in Hanson Research Group at Stanford University
    • Introduced summer laboratory interns to experimental shock tube techniques
    • Involved interns in data analysis and interpretation
    • Duration: Summer 2012, Summer 2013, and Summer 2014
  • Alumni advising for Duke University
    • Advise two to three college students per year about applying to graduate school and/or engineering jobs
    • Duration: 2008 - 2016
  • Vacation Bible School
    • Taught science experiments to over 70 elementary and middle school students
    • Camps lasted one week each from 8 am to noon
    • Topics included buoyancy, gravity, simple aerodynamics, surface tension, and fluorescence
    • Duration: One week during Summer 2012, Summer 2013, and Summer 2014
  • Habitat for Humanity
    • Coordinated and lead project in which 50-60 volunteers (children and adults) constructed three playhouses for children in foster / military homes
    • Advertised the project and recruited community members and members of local church to participate
    • Worked closely with local Habitat for Humanity director
    • Duration: One ten-hour building day in Spring 2013, plus planning/coordination leading up to the event. Also participated in the event (not as a leader) during Spring 2012.
  • Tutoring in San Mateo, CA
    • Tutored neighborhood individual in mathematics and science to help in their pursuit of a pharmaceutical technician degree
    • Duration: Fall 2012 - Spring 2014