Work Experience ____________________________________________________________________


Engineering Television Host, Public Speaker, and Engineering Educator

Self-Employed

Sept 2007 - Present


     Future Engineers LLC

     Founder and CEO

            • Run a national education platform (www.futureengineers.org) that hosts design challenges for K-12 students.

            • Lead all aspects of program development from challenge creation, video production, platform development, and partner relations.



    CNBC - Make Me A Millionaire Inventor     

    Engineer/Television Host

            • Co-Host a television series that pairs inventor entrepreneurs with potential investors for a once-in-a-lifetime pitch.

            • Mentor inventors on how to take their idea from concept to and engineered prototype to market.


    Wolfman Productions Speaking Agency     

    Public Speaker

            • Currently speak at universities, corporations, and national events to promote science and engineering careers


    ESPN - Rise Up       

    Engineer/Television Host

            • Co-hosted a television series that improves athletics programs for deserving high schools across the nation

            • Worked with volunteer contractors, businesses, and community members to renovate athletic facilities


    National Geographic Channel – The Egyptian Job        

    Engineer/Television Host

            • Served on a panel of experts to explain the engineering challenges faced during the robbery of a Pyramid                                         


    DIY Network – Money Hunters      

    Engineer/Carpenter/Television Host

            • Hosted a home improvement series specializing in money saving techniques.

            • Explained all residential engineering content, energy-saving content, and performed general carpentry and contractor work. 

            • Guest appeared on ‘Disaster House’ to explain load-bearing walls 

            • Guest appeared on ‘Deconstruction’ to explain the properties of engineered wood ceiling joists


    Discovery Channel  - Smash Lab     

    Engineer/Television Host

            • Co-Hosted a television show about crashes, smashes, and explosions; I specialized in the science of destruction

            • Used behind the scenes CAD models and calculations to estimate energy absorption and design feasibility 


SpaceClaim Corporation

Dec 2006 – Sept 2007

Senior Application Engineer

•Focused on engineering product development for a start-up company that provides a new generation of 3D modeling software

•Created and present technical demonstrations for prospective customers and international engineering conferences

•Presentation experience ranged from public speaking in front of large audiences to one-on-one technical discussions

•Provided mechanical engineering and design support for new customers


WGBH /PBS  - Design Squad

June 2006 – April 2007

Television Host

•Co-hosted an engineering educational program for teens

•Mentored young “engineers-in-training” on the design process and engineering principles, both on camera and through outreach

•Worked with professors and graduate students to develop technical content for the show

    

Raytheon Company              

August 2002 – October 2005

Mechanical Design Engineer II

  1.    Designed opto-mechanical hardware for remote sensing systems

  2.    Worked with optical mounts, test fixtures, high precision mechanisms, cabling, and electro-mechanical packaging for infrared, LASER, and LADAR systems

•Led a team of four mechanical engineers to complete the payload design of a research and development LADAR system

•Worked with analysts to optimize structural and thermal performance; Perform basic hand calculations for failure analysis

•Assembled and test flight hardware; Create detailed assembly and alignment procedures for production technicians

    

Brentwood High School

Spring 2002

Public High School Mathematics Teacher

•Taught Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Algebra, and Discrete Math to high school students

  

Overland Adventures             

Summer 2000 & 2001

Bicycle Touring Leader

•Led groups of 12 students on summer bicycle tours from Seattle to San Francisco and Massachusetts to Montreal


College Leadership Experience _______________________________________________________________

   

Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees, Washington University – (’00)

•Represented the Engineering School to discuss academic concerns with the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees

Engineering Student Body President (’00), Enweek Chair (’01), Student Services Exec (’99), Social Co-Chair (’98), Course Assistant (’98)

•Led a nationally recognized student council; Worked closely with deans to facilitate faculty/student communication

•Coordinated with professional societies, non-profits, students, and faculty to organize social, professional, and charity events


Honors and Activities ________________________________________________________________


•     Danforth Scholar – One of 8 to receive this prestigious scholarship at Washington University for leadership, service, and academic excellence; Awarded a half tuition scholarship

•     Carl and Jeanne Deutsch Scholar – Named scholar in the Engineering Scholarship Program

•     Dean’s Honorary Scholarship – Academic Scholarship awarded by Washington University

•     Society of Women Engineers Scholarship – Academic Scholarship awarded by the Brevard County, FL Chapter

•     Washington University Dean’s List

  1.     Washington University Varsity Soccer – NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Finalist

  2.     Travels to China, Tibet,  Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Iceland, and Slovakia

  3.     Worked with STAR education as an after school science teacher for elementary kids

  4.     Hired as a key-note speaker to endorse science and engineering at multiple events

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2002

    • Minor in Architecture

Denmark International Study Program

    • Fall 2001 – Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Studied Architecture and Design

CA Licensed Building Contractor

•General B License

Deanne Bell