work experience
sigay kauyagan teaching and mentoring
  • Engineer and educator
    • 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 - present
sandia national laboratory combustion research
stanford university combustion research
  • Research assistant to Prof. Ronald K. Hanson
    • Designed, assembled, and characterized shock tube for constrained reaction volume reactive test gas filling
    • Designed shock tube test section for laser-based diagnostic analysis of high temperature and pressure aerosols
    • Duration: April 2009 - June 2009; September 2009 - July 2014
stanford university graduate housing
  • Community Assistant
    • Worked with two other graduate students to organize at least ten quarterly community-building events for 130 graduate students in on-campus housing
    • Member of 7-member team to promote health and wellness among graduate students at Stanford
    • Duration: September 2009 - June 2010
medtronic surgical solutions
  • Mechanical Engineering Intern
    • Designed test station to determine 100% linear profile of part temperatures using infrared radiation
    • Achieved cycle time reduction of 35%, yielding estimated cost savings of $45,000 annually
    • Duration: June 2009 - September 2009
boston scientific cardiac rhythm management division
  • Mechanical Engineering Intern
    • Introduced rework into important battery insulation process, saving $368,000 annually
    • Increased required calibration precision by 30%, saving $45,000 annually
    • Established battery insulation cure wait time, saving $3000 annually
    • Duration: July 2008 - September 2008
boston scientific cardiac rhythm management division
  • Manufacturing and Process Engineering Intern
    • Reduced fallout on key circuit manufacturing process from 0.0019 to 0.0000, saving $168,000 annually
    • Designed new fixture to decrease variation in circuit placement in machine by 50% and eliminate fallout, saving $2000 annually
    • Programmed Microsoft Visual Basic macro to catalogue manufacturing data of 178,000 circuits and link fallout to specific part lots
    • Duration: May 2007 - August 2007