Hello, I’m Sophia

Education

Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware, 2020-2024

Minors in:
—Mathematics
—Integrated Design
—Biomechanical Engineering

Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Experience

Information Decision Science Labs  /  Undergraduate Researcher
University of Delaware, 2023

Conduct research in the IDS Labs, on localized camera navigation for autonomous cars.

Engineering Education  /  Undergraduate Researcher
Utah State University, 2022

Performing qualitative research on how engineering college students learn math and engineering; assisting in writing a paper to be submitted to the Journal of Engineering Education.

Miller Group  /  Undergraduate Researcher
Prince George’s Community College, 2020–2022

Chemistry Lab Researcher, integration of a refractometer into general chemistry curriculum and using a hand-held refractometer to measure the refractive indices of solutions; ternary phase diagrams.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry  /  Workshop Leader & Chemistry T.A.
University of Delaware, 2022

Leading discussions and interactive acivities, proctoring and grading exams, and one-on-one tutoring for a general chemistry class.

Liu Group / Intern
University of California Davis, 2018–2019

Intern with a Chemistry Professor, building teaching models and conducting patentable research in biodegradable chewing gum. 

Camp Zeke / Activities Counselor
Lakewood, PA, 2021

Worked at a fitness and healthy-living camp, leading archery and horseback riding and supervising children ages 8–17.

Honors and Publications

Publication / Co-Author
Journal of Chemical Education, July 2021

Poster Presentation / Presenter
American Chemical Society, Spring 2021

Poster presentation: Refractive Indices of Ternary Systems Studied Using a Handheld Refractometer: Non-ideal Solutions

Poster Presentation / Presenter
Innovation Showcase, Spring 2023

Poster presentation: Build Your Own Solar Panel Engineering Kit

4 Year Presidential Scholarship / Recipient
University of Delaware, 2020–2024

Dean’s List / Honoree
University of Delaware, Fall 2020, Fall & Spring 2022, Spring 2023

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry / Leadership Award Recipient
University of Delaware, Winter, Fall, & Spring 2022

Department of Mechanical Engineering / First Place Best in Show for Toy Design
University of Delaware, Spring 2021

Cecil County, MD Annual Girls in STEM Event / Speaker
Cecil County, Fall 2022, 2023

Raoul Teilhet Social Justice Scholarship / Recipient
California Federation of Teachers,  Fall 2020

Relevant Skills

3D printing

3D Modeling

Fusion 360: Certified in 3D Modeling for Manufacturing

Python programming

Matlab

CAD

SOLIDWORKS

Machine Shop

Wood Shop

Small motor repairs

Drawing/Drafting

Teamwork

Adept listener

Effective Communication

Conversational Spanish

More Skills

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Graphic Design

Microsoft Office

Oral presentation/Acting

Writing & Editing

Sewing & Garment Construction

Archery

Fencing

Animal husbandry

Sophia Waxman

Let’s Connect!

Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware, 2020-2024

Minors in:
—Mathematics
—Integrated Design
—Biomechanical Engineering

Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation