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Paul Briedé Jr












Career Goals

Graduate from Drexel University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, obtain all FAA certified pilots licenses, and become a test pilot for a major aeronautical/aerospace company.

Professional Experiences

            Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation                                                                                   Martinsburg, WV

            Engineering Co-op                                                                                              April 2006 – September 2006                                           

-          Specialized in structural and design repairs for the SJ30-2 wing assembly using Unigraphics.

-          Wrote Engineering Orders to implement new design changes and correct drafting errors to engineering drawings.  

-          Provided support to FAA Designated Engineering Representative, stress engineers, and production.


Dr. Paul Y. Oh, Drexel University                                                                                          Philadelphia, PA

Research Student, Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab                                          December 2005 – March 2006

-          Assembled vehicles used for autonomous flight.

-          Provided support to PhD students.

-          Programmed controller for GPS guided UAV.


Winchester Country Club                                                                                                         Winchester, VA

            Golf Assistant                                                                                                  October 2002 – September 2005

-          Assisted members with clubs and carts and oversaw golf shop when needed.



            Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA                                                                          September 2004 – Present

            Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering                                             Anticipated Graduation: June 2009

                        Concentration: Aerospace Engineering                                                                  GPA: 3.45 out of 4.0


Engineering Projects

            GPS Waypoint Navigation with RC Plane

            Airport Security Passenger Identification Systems

            Induced Airflow Testing on Airfoils

            Variable Camber Wing Testing

            Kidney Pool and Roofing Construction


Computer Skills

            Unigraphics, AutoCAD, LabVIEW, Maple 9.5, Java, Windows XP, Mac OS-X, Microsoft Office Suite, Basic Stamp, and Adams.

Relevant Course Work

            Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Dynamics, Controls, Systems, Thermodynamics, and Materials.



            Teaching Assistant/ Recitation Instructor, Mechanics of Materials, Winter Term 2007

Drexel University Hearing Board Member 2006-2007

Pi Tau Sigma, International Mechanical Engineering Honors Society

Relay for Life 2006

            Salvation Army Bell Ringing/ Food Sorting 2002 - 2005



            Student Spotlight, Drexel University Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Annual Report 2006

            Presidential Scholarship, Drexel University (5 year full tuition with co-op)

            Drexel University Dean’s List 2004-2006

            4th Place in Engineering, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2002 and 2003

            U.S. Air Force ROTC full tuition scholarship to the University of Virginia

            FAA Private Pilots License