Kaitlyn Fisher is an undergraduate student in the school of mechanical engineering, minoring in materials science, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She is a director on Purdue’s Society of Women Engineers board and is a member of the SWE Grand Prix team, Baja SAE, and Tau Beta Pi. She is also on the Dean’s List, a member of the University Honors Program and a Trustee’s Scholarship recipient.
Since January 2013, she has been conducting research through the SRC URO program on supercapacitor theory and thermodynamics under the direction of Dr. Timothy S. Fisher, a member of the mechanical engineering department. The ultimate goal of this project is to publish a supercapacitor model as a nanoHUB tool so that is accessible to researchers in this field. Additionally, she worked with Python and Paraview software to run simulations of MEMS RF switches with Professor Alejandro Strachan during the fall of 2012.
Ms. Fisher is interested in gaining more experience in the areas of materials processing, product manufacturing, computer programming, and CAD design. She is seeking an internship in a related industry for the summer of 2014. Her post graduation career goal is to earn a challenging position utilizing her mechanical engineering degree and material science interest.