Karl Thompson

Karl Thompson
Recent UMN Engineering Graduate
A highly motivated, graduate engineer with strong problem-solving, project management and system
design skills looking for a challenging environment to contribute, collaborate and grow.

(612) 545-7519
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Senior Design Project NASA RASC-AL Design Competition Minneapolis, MN
September 2015 to June 2016
– Collaborating on a team of four to derive a lunar ice-trap ISRU mining, processing and storage infrastructure for the 2016 NASA RASC-AL competition
– Lead designer of the architecture’s cryogenic propellant storage and management system which incorporates and integrates current and emerging NASA technologies
– Developed a preliminary design of the system detailing high-level design specifications,
concept of operations, Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, and technology readiness levels

Part-time Research Assistant Minnesota Population Center Minneapolis, MN
September 2014 to May 2016
– Assist researchers in locating and digitizing metadata required for ongoing research projects
– Catalogue, update, and keep track of part of the center’s bibliographic records
– Mentor new employees with customized training to address individual learning styles

Undergraduate Research Assistant UAV Laboratory Mini-MUTT Project Minneapolis, MN
February 2015 to April 2015
– Led a team of four to design the spar truss for the UMN UAV Lab’s Mini-MUTT UAV
– Researched the optimum material and geometry to be used for each truss element in order to achieve the highest structural elasticity and lowest overall weight of the wing
– Developed a MATLAB code to test the final truss design for yielding and fatigue under standard flight conditions

Bachelor of Science Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
2012 to 2016

Microsoft Office (10+ years), Solidworks (4 years), Autocad (3 years), Matlab (4 years), Ansys (2 years), Femap (1 year)


Dean’s List
January 2015

Dean’s List
May 2016

Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society
January 2015 to Present

American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
September 2014 to Present

SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
September 2015 to January 2016

University of Minnesota Rocket Team
September 2014 to May 2015

Student Employment Leadership Program
September 2014 to April 2015

  • Updated 7 years ago

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