My name is Rasheem Clark and I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I started attending Drexel University in fall 2016. My major is Mechanical Engineering and I hold a double minor in Music and Engineering Leadership with an emphasis in management.
So far in my undergraduate career, I completed two co-ops. My first co-op title was Construction Services Intern at Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. where I was trained in technical report writing and cost data analysis. My second and most recent co-op was as an Engineering Technician at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). At this co-op, I worked in the machine shop where I manually operated various machine tools in order to assist scientists and facility faculty in various mechanical designs and experiments. I also contributed in designing catwalks for the USDA's Cooling Towers, which involved using AutoDesk software and Mechanics of Materials' structural analysis.
I have held several leadership roles in my undergraduate career and am part of the Engineering Leadership Scholars Program (ELS) where I am trained to lead/mentor within my engineering field of study as well as my community. I recently joined the Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) program at Drexel which seeks to engage students across all majors in hands-on research opportunities. I am currently part of a research project titled Measuring Air Quality with Kite-Based Sensors under Dr. Richard Cairncross from the Chemical Engineering Department.
I occasionally volunteer at non-profit organizations such as Riverfront North Partnership doing shoreline cleaning. I am also an active viola player involved in both Drexel University Symphony Orchestra (DUSO) and Drexel's Chamber Strings. My anticipated graduation date is June 2021. My plans post-graduation include working at a company of my choice while attending graduate school for either Business Administration or Biomedical Engineering.