ESP Biography

STEVE SUSANIBAR, NJIT Sophomore Studying Applied Physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: New Jersey Institute of technology

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, 07102
Bachelor of Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics
Expected Graduation Date: May, 2015
Cumulative GPA: 3.95

High School Diploma, Butler High School
Butler, NJ, 07405

Research Experience
Team Leader, Club Founder, Physics Analyst and Engineer, NJIT Innovation Lab at NJIT, Newark, NJ September 2011 - Present
• Founded research and engineering group
• Manage team in research and experimental execution
• Designed apparatus to control positioning of a freely falling object.
• Researching the behavior of free air jet flow to better understand the affective air pressure on the surface of an object.
• Developing math model to predict trajectory of object inside apparatus.
• Presented findings at Dana Knox Research Showcase
• Presently working on publishing paper of findings
• Presented at New Jersey Science and Engineering Festival 2012
• Interview prospective members
Physics Competition Competitor, University Physics Competition, Fall 2011
• Coordinated a physics team and completed a formal paper for a solution to a real-world physics problem. Researched equations of motion for a rocket, the atmospheric effects upon its trajectory, and the costs of launching the rocket from different positions above the surface of the earth.
Biophysicist, NJIT, Newark, NJ, January - March 2012
• Worked with Mathematics professor on neuron firing models in MATLAB. By working with different input voltages in the models, we learned how a neuron’s firing patterns change over time. Also learned graphing techniques for data acquired from model.
Team Leader of Water Sanitation Projects/Engineer, Project Based Learning Class at NJIT, Newark, NJ, January 2012 – December 2012
Water Harvesting Device, January 2012 – May 2012
• Researched low-technology water harvesting methods
• Led a team of three in researching cheap water transportation and filtration methods
• Constructed a prototype of a water harvesting device to be situated on a well in a poor village in West Africa which consisted only of a bike, rope, and pulley system.
Ceramic Pot filter, September 2012 – December 2012
• Researched methods of filtrating water for a small family in village.
• Analyzed stresses on a ceramic pot filter undergoing hydrostatic pressures
• Utilized finite element software to conduct stress and deformation analyses
• Compiled water filtration kit for pot filter maintenance
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Programming, Engineering Quadrangle Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Summer 2012
• Learned how to program in VHDL in order to program an FPGA.
• Programmed FPGA to start clocking after receiving trigger signal.
• Learned how to operate scanning-electron microscope
• Presented research at Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and Environment (MIRTHE) Conference in Baltimore at UMBC
• Attended one week MIRTHE Conference in quantum optics and quantum cascade laser research
Academic Honors and Awards
• Admitted into Albert Dorman Honors College, Summer 2012
• Bronze medal in University Physics Competition, Fall 2011
• Dean’s List for 2012 academic year, 2011-2012
• Appointed CEO of Project Based Learning Course, Spring 2012
• Placed first in Project Based Learning Competition, Spring 2012
• Academic Achievement Award from Student Support Services Program (SSSP), Fall 2011
• Awarded SSSP Stem Grant, 2011-2012
• Leadership Award in Community Connections 2011-2012
• Albert Dorman Honors Scholarship
• Brookhaven Mini-Semester Course Jan. 7-11 2013
Professional Affiliations
• American Physical Society, 2011-Present
• Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, 2011-Present
Computer Skills
• Key Creator
• LaTeX
Technical Skills
• Capable of operating Scanning Electron Microscope

Past Classes

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W7222: Fun with Magic Squares! in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Have you ever sat through a boring lecture and wondered what you could do with your time instead? Like to impress your friends with your puzzle-making skills or just like to play with numbers? Than this is the class for you! We will be checking, comparing, and creating magic squares of all sizes so bring a friend and get ready to explore the workings of a classic puzzle that has fascinated mathematicians for centuries!