Carolyn Estrada

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== Contact Information  ==
== Contact Information  ==
*Center for Design Research<br>Stanford University<br>424 Panama Mall, Bldg. 560<br>Stanford, CA 94305-2206<br>  
*Center for Design Research<br>Stanford University<br>424 Panama Mall, Bldg. 560<br>Stanford, CA 94305-2206<br>  
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== About  ==
== About  ==
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I am from a fabulous agricultural town in the San Joaquin Valley, Merced, CA. While going to school I was interested in connecting with my community through academics and art. I was able to do this as an entrepreneur restaurant owner and as an associate publisher of a local magazine — both of them focusing on enriching arts in our community.  
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Carolyn Estrada is a first year graduate student in mechanical engineering. She received her bachelor's degree from Texas A&amp;M University in May 2012. As an undergraduate, she researched control systems in refrigeration systems and in automatic landing systems of unmanned aerial vehicles. Carolyn is a recipient of the 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) scholarship.  
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Where do you come from? Before coming to Stanford I did my BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Merced.  
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One of Carolyn's first projects in design was to design a wind driven power generator; this was done while studying abroad in the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. Another design project she worked on was designing a testing tank for oilfield sub-sea systems, which was a joint effort between students from Texas A&amp;M and Texas A&amp;M-Qatar, in Doha. Carolyn also spent a summer as an intern at Schlumberger in their new product development division. Currently, Carolyn is working on a design team that aims to improve the German grocery shopping experience.  
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What are you interested in? I am interested in the functionality of simple and efficient products and designs. I am fascinated by affordable, beautiful and action-ready products that can be implemented quickly and rapidly produce results all over the world. And when it's all said and done I want the owners or benefiters of these products to look at and touch these products and be proud to own it.  
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Carolyn is working on her pilot's license and enjoys flying around the bay area in her free time. She also is a devout follower of college and professional football. She enjoys playing guitar and playing racquetball.<br>  
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What is your design experience? I have created campaigns to support and fundraise for arts organizations in Merced using my standing as a business owner. These challenges have allowed me develop good brainstorming skills, good leadership initiatives, and a firm understanding that not everything goes as expected. This experience has taught me that stress and failure are part of the design experience and ultimately lead to better and more sustainable results.<br>  
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== Education  ==
== Education  ==
*M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (expected 2014)  
*M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (expected 2014)  
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*B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Merced 2012<br>
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*B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&amp;M University 2012<br>
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*PATENTS<br>April 2012 Janna Rodriguez, Roy Taylor Gore, Michael Katz, Pedro Contreras<br>“Security camera enclosure using a thermal control,”&nbsp;provisional patent application (PTO Reg. No. 61/688,177),&nbsp;filed on May 8, 2012. Licensed to Pelco by Schneider Electric.
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*JOURNAL ARTICLES<br><br>
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*SELECTED PRESENTATIONS<br>2012 [Poster - Talk] “Optical setup required to convey radiated energy”,&nbsp;Merced, CA<br>2011 [Poster] “Flammability Testing of Fire Resistant Fabrics”,&nbsp;Winner in my Discipline, Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos &amp; Native<br>Americans in Science (SACNAS) at 2011 National Conference. November.<br>2011 [Poster – Talk ] “Flammability Testing of Fire Resistant Fabrics”,&nbsp;Outstanding Presentation at Berkeley, CA. August 2011.<br>2010 [Poster] “Time Series and Neural Network Models for Wind Turbines”,&nbsp;Merced, CA .February.<br><br>
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*SELECTED PRESENTATIONS<br><br>

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Carolyn Estrada

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Contact Information

  • Center for Design Research
    Stanford University
    424 Panama Mall, Bldg. 560
    Stanford, CA 94305-2206
  • carolyne@stanford.edu


About

Carolyn Estrada is a first year graduate student in mechanical engineering. She received her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in May 2012. As an undergraduate, she researched control systems in refrigeration systems and in automatic landing systems of unmanned aerial vehicles. Carolyn is a recipient of the 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) scholarship.

One of Carolyn's first projects in design was to design a wind driven power generator; this was done while studying abroad in the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. Another design project she worked on was designing a testing tank for oilfield sub-sea systems, which was a joint effort between students from Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Qatar, in Doha. Carolyn also spent a summer as an intern at Schlumberger in their new product development division. Currently, Carolyn is working on a design team that aims to improve the German grocery shopping experience.

Carolyn is working on her pilot's license and enjoys flying around the bay area in her free time. She also is a devout follower of college and professional football. She enjoys playing guitar and playing racquetball.

Education

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (expected 2014)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University 2012

Publications

  • JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

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