Cambridge, MA
December 2014
Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering [Concentration: Product Design]

Engineering Experience

Exploratorium, Science Center

Senior Exhibit Engineer

Exhibit design and engineering consulting for international client museums.

Synapse Product Development, Engineering Consulting

Mechanical Engineer

Product development consulting on a range of projects including a VR sports device and a gantry system.

 

Holo, Additive Manufacturing

Mechanical Engineer

Design of industrial 3D printer prototype around a novel metal-printing technology. 

Ximedica, Medical Device Design

Mechanical Engineer

Medical device development including surgical robotics, connected health products, and implantables.

Open Style Lab, MIT Assistive Technology

Design and Engineering Fellow

Development of clothing alterations for people with limited hand mobility.

Apple Inc, Manufacturing Design

Manufacturing Design Engineer Co-op

Design and implementation of manufacturing processes for an Apple product.

Posimat, Manufacturing

MIT International Manufacturing Researcher

3D and 2D design of industrial machines and parts for outsourced production.

Providence, RI
January 2015 - July 2018
Cambridge, MA
June - August 2014
Cupertino, CA and China
June - December 2013
Barcelona, Spain
June - August 2012
Oakland,CA
July 2018 - June 2019
San Francisco,CA
November 2019 - Present
San Francisco,CA
July 2019 - October 2019
Providence, RI
November 2017
Cambridge, MA
September 2012, 2014
Cambridge, MA
January - May 2013
Educator Experience

Ximedica Youth Engineering Outreach Program

Lead Organizer

Built and led engineering outreach program with local school for girls from low income homes.

MIT Freshman Pre-Orientation Programs, Discover Product Design

Design and Engineering Mentor

Taught students the ideation and design process to enable them to prototype a new product idea.

Design and Manufacturing, MIT Mechanical Engineering

Lab Assistant

Selected by class faculty based on my class performance to aid students in designing, prototyping, and manufacturing their robots.

Junquillo Abajo Elementary School

First Grade Teaching Assistant

Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje Costa Rica (I.N.A.)

English Teaching Assistant

Puriscal, San Jose, Costa Rica
April - June 2010
Puriscal, San Jose, Costa Rica
April - June 2010
Providence, RI
November 2017
Bethel, VT
July 2017
New Haven, CT
January 2017
Cambridge, MA
August 2014
Cambridge, MA
May 2014
Bethel, VT
July 2018
Awards

Firefly Arts Collective

$2K Art Grant Recipient, ‘Dark Sky’, Interactive Outdoor Installation

 

Rhode Island Tech Collective

Tech Leadership Award: Youth Engineering Outreach

Firefly Arts Collective

$1K Art Grant Recipient, ‘Pillar of Light’, Interactive Outdoor Installation

Yale School of Medicine Hackathon

Winner, Radiology and Imaging Department Award

Eileen Fisher and MIT Open Style Lab

Eileen Fisher Choice Award for clothing designed for people with lower hand mobility.

Council for the Arts at MIT

$2K Art Grant Recipient, ‘The Hexagons’, Interactive Outdoor Sculpture

Speaking Engagements

Lesbians Who Tech Summit 2019

Speaker, Sustainable Manufacturing: The Future of 3D Printing

 

Times2 Institute, STEM Talks RI

Speaker, 'Teaching to Encourage Diversity in STEM'

Society of Women Engineers National Conference

Speaker, ‘Creating A Queer/Trans Inclusive Work Culture’

Rhode Island Tech Collective: Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

Panelist, Unconscious Bias Panel

Lesbians Who Tech Summit 2017

Leader, Engineering Mentoring Session

Warwick, RI
November 2017
Austin, TX
October 2017
Providence, RI
September 2017
New York, NY
September 2017
San Francisco, CA
March 2019
Skills

Software: CAD (Proficient: Onshape, Solidworks | Intermediate: Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, Inventor), Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Apple iWork

 

Prototyping: Metalshop, Woodshop, Mill, Lathe, Lasercutter, CNC Router, 3D Printer, Waterjet, Laser Welder, Sewing, Sketching

© 2020 Tara Pratap Ebsworth