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.
- Fall 2013 - Present
Univerity of Alaska, FairbanksMechanical Engineering
University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Engineering and Mines
- May 2013
Lathrop High SchoolHigh School Diploma
- Summer 2016
North Star Golf ClubGrounds Crew Worker
Preformed maintenance tasks on equipment
Operated various equipment
- Summers 2013 & 2014
University of Alaska Fairbanks Facilities ServicesElectrician 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 ServicesGrounds Crew Laborer
Landscaped various lawns and gardens
Disposed of litter to keep campus clean
Planted trees and various other plants