Cornell Rapid Prototyping Laboratory
Ithaca, NY

Lab Manager / Research Assistant

January 2018 - May 2021

[link to RPL website]
The Rapid Prototyping Laboratory (RPL) is an entirely student-staffed makerspace catering to engineering project teams and Cornell Engineering classes. RPL has ten 3D printers from industry pioneers like Stratasys, Markforged, and Formlabs, among others, as well as two laser cutters and one CNC router.

I worked at RPL as a student employee from January 2018 to May 2021, and ran the lab from May 2019 onwards. As student employees, we were responsible for the upkeep and throughput of the equipment in the Lab, as well as acting as consultants, working with students to better design their parts and expanding the knowledge of rapid prototyping methods on campus.

As a co-Lead, I supervised a dozen student employees and was responsible for increasing the efficiency of the Lab and its equipment, working closely with MAE department staff.