Mark Gruendeman

Mark Gruendeman
116 White Pine Road
Lino Lakes, MN 55014 (651)249-8584

Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering GPA 3.45 December 2015

Leadership Activities

Make:2:Innovate- C.A.R.D. Collegiate Aerial Robotics Demonstration.
Designed and built quad-copter for competition
Make:2:Innovate- Remote Underwater Vehicle
Collaborated on design of propellers for submarine, designed and built test stand, 3D printing and complex CAD models
Make:2:Innovate- Sailbot
Optimized keel design using composites
Clean Snowmobile Challenge
Converted a snowmobile engine to biodiesel fuel reducing pollution and noise emission.

Work Experience
Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Engineering Co-op/Internship January- August 2014

Testing and Design Internship that provided an opportunity for engineering design and leadership
roles at a corporate level. Honed communication skills through corporate email and construction
management opportunities. Succeeded with both self-directed and team collaborated projects.

• Designed and supervised construction of a static thrust test stand currently being used to measure
output of outboard engines given a budget of approximately $5000
• Managed construction crew of 5 employees while building test stand at off-site location
• Programmed MATLAB GUI to calculate geometry based propeller performance
• Programmed LabView algorithm to calculate propeller thickness
• Gained experience interfacing hardware/software
USF Holland, Coon Rapids, Minnesota Summers 2011-2013
Forklift Driver and Dock Worker
• Transferred freight safely and efficiently without damage thus minimizing loss of revenue due to
damaged product
• Safely and efficiently operated forklift while organizing and categorizing palleted freight
• Worked in an industrial setting, enhanced organizational and leadership skills
Computer Skills
Software: SolidWorks, ProE/Creo, VectorWorks, StarCCM, ANSYS, AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Programming Languages: Fortran 77, Fortran 95, MATLAB, java, LabView, LaTex
Hardware: Windows PC, Mac, Linux/GNU, Internal and External Components
• American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2011-present

• Academic Excellence Scholarship- Iowa State University 2011-2015
• Dean’s List- Iowa State University 2011-2013

  • Updated 7 years ago

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