Aggie Innovators

The Aggie Innovators are a group of experienced engineering students working within the Aggie Innovation Space who are available to help guide students through the engineering process. Whether you are working on a capstone, course project, student project for competition, or simply interested in creating something new, the Intel Innovators are on hand to assist engineering students to develop, design and prototype projects within the Aggie Innovation Space.

Expertise includes 3D printing, computer-aided design, project organization, prototype development,  and programmable development boards such as Galileo, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi.The Aggie Innovators also collaborate closely with NMSU Arrowhead Center to assist in transitioning new ideas towards commercialization.

The Aggie Innovators oversee management of the Aggie Innovation Space including recommendations for acquisition of new equipment and software, and purchasing of consumable materials and supplies within the Aggie Innovation.

Kelsey Hayes is an Undergraduate student majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Spanish, and a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Kelsey graduated from the International Baccalaureate program at Sandia High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Among many other extracurricular activities, she grew up participating in the 4-H program and held the position of New Mexico State 4-H Diplomat. Kelsey loves problem solving and is excited to assist you with any projects you’re working on.

 

Jaime Perez is a sophomore in Mechanical and Aerospace engineering who grew up in El Paso, Texas. Has earned some experience in the field through working in automotive repair and through NMSU’s SAE Mini Baja organization. Jaime is available to assist you with any project you have.

 

Skills

  • CAD modeling
  • 3-D Printing
  • Programing
  • Engineering Design

Software/Tools

  • NX
  • Solidworks
  • Cura
  • Arduino

Hobbies

  • Hiking
  • Modifying bicycles
  • Learning new skills everyday

Hi my name is Matthew Zediak and I’m a Senior in Mechanical Engineering Technology. I was born and raised in Las Cruces New Mexico and I went to Las Cruces High School.  My interest in Engineering started for me when I began modifying my first car a Honda Prelude, after that I was hooked and never looked at cars the same again.  I’m also receiving a minor in Renewable Energy Technologies, I decided to take this route because I have a interest in different forms of energy and the forward thinking of the application of these technologies. I enjoy doing prototyping and designing from a basic idea all the way to final working model. I work in the AIS shop, also in the AIS laser cutter/ 3d printer lab. 

Skills 

  • CAD Modeling
  • 3D Printing 
  • Laser Cutter Operator  
  • Solidworks Associate Certified
  • Solidworks Simulation
  • Solidworks Finite Element Analysis  
  • Mills, Lathes and CNC Machines
  • Metal Fabrication
  • GD&T 

Software

  • Solidworks 
  • Cura 
  • Excel 
  • RD works 
  • Labview 
  • EES
  • Arduino 

Interests

  • Reusable Forms of Energy 
  • Off Grid Housing 
  • Soccer
  • Manchester United
  • History 
  • Snowboarding 
  • Toyota’s and Honda’s
  • Bass Guitar
  • Traveling
Jacob Quarrell is a senior in Mechanical Engineering Technology, and will be graduating in May of 2019. Jacob was born and raised in Deming NM where he played baseball and graduated in 2015. Interest in Mechanical Engineering began when he started welding and working on repairs on automotive vehicles. He enjoys being outdoors, going on hunts and going on fishing trips with family and friends. I enjoy being able to design a product in a CAD software then be able to take it to the shop and being able to manufacture and prototype the design created. I enjoy being able to use the 3-D printer and Laser cutter to produce different designs and parts and also make use of the CNC’s and other machine equipment to complete student projects.

Skills

  • CAD Modeling
  • 3-D Printing
  • Laser Cutter Operations
  • Solidworks Motion Analysis/Simulation
  • Welding
  • GD&T
  • CNC’s, Lathes, Mills, Machining
  • Engineering Design Process

Software

  • Solidworks
  • Cura
  • CREO Parametric
  • Labview
  • Excel
  • EES
  • Arduino

Interests

  • Hunting/Fishing
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Fantasy Football
  • Traveling
  • Snowboarding
  • St. Louis Cardinals

Grady Flemmons is a senior pursuing his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a minor in Manufacturing. Grady grew up in Lovington, New Mexico and gained a good amount of experience in welding through his Lovington High School ag classes. Grady is available to assist you in any welding projects you might have.

Skills

  • Welding
  • Manufacturing
  • Project Management
  • 3-D Modeling 
  • 3-D Printing
  • Laser Cutting

 Software/Tools

  • Aspire
  • Solidworks
  • Cura

Hobbies/Interests

  • Snowboarding
  • Shooting Sports
  • Diesel Trucks

 

Arturo Dominguez is a senior in Mechanical Engineering who grew up in Deming New Mexico. Arturo (nickname:Arty) has experience in tinkering and automotive repair. He has a wide range of experience in many topics as well as a love for philosophy and weight training. He loves to learn new skills and adapt to any new situation and he is stubborn when it comes to completing his goals. A friendly and fun loving individual who is always positive and patient. Arty is available to assist you in any project you might have!

Skills

  • CAD modeling
  • Programming
  • Engineering design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • 3D printing
  • Metal fabrication
  • Prosthetic design
  • Have an incredible family recipe for biscochos
  • Can eat 20 chicken wings in one sitting
  • Not afraid to admit I am wrong (when I am wrong)
  • Have memorized the lyrics to over 50 songs(even the Chorus)

Software/Tools

  • NX
  • Arduino
  • Cura

Interests/Passions/Hobbies

  •  Lifting
  • Philosphy
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Art
  • Longboarding
  • Geek related things
  • Comics

Jordan Glaze is an Undergraduate student who is currently pursuing degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. Jordan was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM, where he later attended Las Cruces High School then Centennial High School. Apart from being a part of the Aggie Innovation Space Team, he is currently Design Engineer for NMSU’s SAE Baja Organization. Jordan is available to assist you with any project you’re working on!

Skills

  • Engineering Design Process
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Printing
  • Prototyping
  • Manufacturing Process

Software/Tools

  • NX
  • SOLIDWORKS
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Cura
  • MATLAB

Interests/Passions/Hobbies

  • Mountain Bike Racing
  • Golf
  • Jeeps
  • Computers

Mackie Kannard-Smith is a sophomore in Electrical Engineering at NMSU and a born-and-raised Las Crucen. He is a passionate electronics hobbyist and is especially interested in mobile embedded systems design and the modification of consumer electronics. Mackie is available to assist you with any electronics projects you have!

Skills

  • PCB design
  • Precision soldering
  • Embedded systems design
  • Battery management
  • Hardware reverse-engineering

Software

  • EAGLE
  • Fusion 360
  • Paint.NET
  • Arduino (C, C++)
  • Linux

Interests/Passions/Hobbies

  • Playing saxophone
  • Politics
  • Video games
  • Literature
  • Computers
  • 60s, 70s, and 80s music

Veronica Gurrola is an Undergraduate student who is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. Veronica grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she later attended Alma d Arte Charter High School. Veronica is available to assist you with any projects you have!

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Organized
  • Engineering Design Process
  • 3-D Printing

Software/Tools

  • Siemens NX
  • Cura
  • Arduino

Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Baking