- Research Program Mentor
MS candidate at University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
Environmental Engineering/ Nuclear engineering/ Mechanical engineering/ Computer programming/Music/3D modeling/ Robotics
BioHello! My name is Nathaniel Tricarico and I currently work as a nuclear engineer. My career so far as been a unique one, but my passion has always been the same - solving problems and helping people. I've worked on Nuclear Submarines, Nuclear Power plants, Steel mills and at last, I am now a Masters student at UPenn for Computer Science. I am an energetic and outgoing person who likes to stay active. I enjoy playing sports and outdoor activities like soccer, racquetball, tennis, and backpacking. In my spare time, I compose music, and have played guitar in a band. I've been blessed to travel the world and have many unique experiences and lessons learned that I would like to share with the next generation.
Harness the Wind: DIY Hovercraft
Two opinions with for this project: 1. 3D model and design your miniature craft and use an Arduino to control the craft 2. Build a human size hovercraft to ride. (Tools needed) This project aims to teach students about design, 3D modeling, aerodynamics, programming, and problem solving.
Compose a detailed research proposal for your dream project
Your proposal could be anything! Having the experience to clearly communicate your ideas through writing is a highly sought after skill. Engineers and other STEM majors tend to lack in this skill so having mastery of will put you far head of your peers. Having a proposal will be very impressive when you are applying for jobs or schools in the future.