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Tutor profile: Abigail P.

Abigail P.
Structural Engineer at Interlake Mecalux

Bio

About Abigail

About Abigail
I'm a structural engineer for a warehouse racking solutions company where I fabricate complex racking solutions based on customer specifications, seismic activity, building codes, and more.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I led a freshman engineering orientation class during the fall of my junior and senior year of college (2019/2020). A large part of this class was aimed to acclimate the new students to not only the curriculum they were about to indulge in, but, also to the university community (i.e. extracurriculars, resources, and social events). My role was to be a teacher but equally so to be a mentor. I drew up weekly lesson plans based on topics the university required for the course, adapting them depending on the students' speed and comprehension of...
Education
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor's Degree
2017 - 2021

Work Experience

Work Experience
Interlake Mecalux, Structural Engineer
2021 - Present
- Perform structural analysis and design to meet customer specifications and a variety of codes as it relates to racking and shelving product solutions like seismic activity and building codes - Prepared fabrication, installation drawings, seismic reports, and bills of material for proposals and orders for complex systems including push back and pallet flow racking, and movirack mobile systems - Interacted extensively with internal functions such as manufacturing, sales, and installations
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Engineering Learning Assistant
2019 - 2021
- Led 2 classes, consisting of MechSe freshman, in the instruction of ENG100 - Mentored students via individual and group mentor meetings throughout the semester - Guided 3 groups of 5-6 students in the design/construction of self-driven robots for competition - Proposed and developed suggestions with colleagues to ~12 lesson plans a semester
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Teaching Assistant
2020 - 2020
- Guided team of undergraduate freshman in the development of a solution to The National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenge: Making Solar Energy More Efficient - Scheduled guest lectures with UIUC Professors and Staff with an academic focus in solar energy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Campus Recreation, Swim Instructor
2019 - 2019
- Coached swimming techniques and safety in weekly classes of 6-10 kids 5th grade and lower - Fabricated and adapted individual class lesson plans based off initial skills, progress, and available resources (i.e., lifejackets, noodles, diving toys) - Addressed questions and/or concerns of parents in an articulate, constructive manner
Vernon Hills Family Aquatic Center, Swim Instructor
2017 - 2018
- Coached swimming techniques and safety in weekly classes of 6-10 kids 5th grade and lower - Fabricated and adapted individual class lesson plans based off initial skills, progress, and available resources (i.e., lifejackets, noodles, diving toys) - Addressed questions and/or concerns of parents in an articulate, constructive manner

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