Thus far, my professional engineering experience has grown through TAP at Ohio State. Reverse engineering, circuitry, design, and many other engineering skills are at the forefront of the program and have also been sharpened in my own skillset.

I have gained wonderful experience working in group settings and passing along knowledge through my work as a TA. Basic engineering skills have been applied ad honed in this position, but my real growth has been through my better interpersonal relationship skills. I’ve come to love working in a group setting and it’s been great getting so many different inputs on a project from many different people.

Taking these skills with me, in my professional career I’d like to focus on clean energy and green engineering. I want to create sustainable products that are affordable and easily accessible to the public.

2nd Year in Review

Being a TA for engineering 1181 and 1182 has been my most memorable experience. I love helping the first year students grow into successful Ohio State students and watching them learn the basics of engineering. My favorite part of the day is when I get to work as a TA and I can’t wait to continue with the program next year.

Another great experience during my second year was my work with TAP. Growing alongside this program has been a wonderful experience and I’m grateful to have this opportunity to impact the community in such a positive way.

G.O.A.L.S. Update

I’ve accomplished many of my goals, and I am also still working on some of them. My scholars experience has allowed me to broaden my horizons and become a great leader, but I still have personal goals I want to achieve. The skills I gained as a scholars student will help me in my career.

Artifacts Update

During my fourth semester at Ohio State, I enrolled in ME 2900. This is a required mechanical engineering course that has curriculum built around the machine shop and arduino. The course requires each student to design their own prototype project and build it using arduino components. In summary, my project involved creating an automated door answering system that responded to certain inputs by a visitor. My project is showcased in the attached documentation.Emily Curtiss_Arduino Lab 5 Report-1kvbd4q

About Me

My most memorable high school experience is the puzzle cube project I participated in for my introductory engineering course. This project introduced me to the problem solving method, while also helping me realize that I am a very hands on learner. I enjoy building and creating complicated systems that provide a challenging puzzle for my peers. I hope to use this learning style to really get involved in many activities Ohio State has to offer. As a career goal, I hope to develop technology that is more sustainable and environmentally friendly.


Year in Review

My first year at Ohio State was very exciting and I’ve gained a lot of valuable experiences. My two fondest memories of my first year are being accepted as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Department of Engineering Education and participating in the First Year Advanced Energy Vehicle showcase. Both of these events felt like big accomplishments that I was really excited to share with my friends and family. I use the knowledge and project experience from the AEV showcase while speaking with employers and I am really enjoying being a UTA. The first year engineering series was a lot of fun and I’m glad I can help make it a great experience for the next class of engineers.


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Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]


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Green Engineering the Tesla Car Team South Africa – Edit

Our Green Engineering Scholars Seminar project discussed the economic benefits of locally sourcing the necessary products used to produce the Tesla Roadster lithium-ion battery. The presentation discussed which materials could be found inside the United States or in one of its neighboring countries. This would drastically reduce the pollution emissions caused by the overseas transportation of these materials and would allow for more wide-spread production of the special batteries.