About Me

Hello my name is Maxwell Blankenship; I’m a Mechanical Engineering student at the School of Engineering and Mines at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF). Currently I am in Junior Standing and will be beginning my senior year in the upcoming fall. I wish to work or volunteer as an engineering intern this summer in order to get my foot in the door and gain knowledge about the industry.

I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. I grew up playing sports, hunting, fishing and pretty much anything outdoors. In high school I started gained intrigue in how different machines produce power and complete other tasks. In my free time I like to research and analyze machines to see if they can become more efficient. I also currently have a patent pending for an electric motor that I hope to get finalized within the year.

I am currently minoring in Aerospace at UAF and in the future would like to work in the aerospace industry.

Contact Maxwell Jordan Blankenship

Desired Locations

  • AK

Candidate Skills

Microsoft Office


  • Fall 2013 - Present
    Univerity of Alaska, Fairbanks
    Mechanical Engineering

    University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Engineering and Mines

  • May 2013
    Lathrop High School
    High School Diploma


  • Summer 2016
    North Star Golf Club
    Grounds Crew Worker

     Preformed maintenance tasks on equipment
     Operated various equipment

  • Summers 2013 & 2014
    University of Alaska Fairbanks Facilities Services
    Electrician Assistant

     Learned and worked under campus electrician
     Installed electrical sockets in buildings
     Changed ballasts in lighting fixtures

  • Summers 2010, 2011, & 2102
    University of Alaska Fairbanks Facilities Services
    Grounds Crew Laborer

     Landscaped various lawns and gardens
     Disposed of litter to keep campus clean
     Planted trees and various other plants

Desired Locations

  • AK

Candidate Skills

Microsoft Office
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor’s of Science degree with sub-specialties that may include an emphasis in aerospace or petroleum engineering. The curriculum provides the student with the necessary tools for a career as a professional mechanical engineer, an engineering consultant, or for a career in advanced studies and research.

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