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.

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

Kyle Klingler is a senior in Mechanical Engineering who grew up in Idaho. He moved to New Mexico in High School and graduated from Carlsbad High. He has experience in many aspects of engineering including some drone research. He loves to learn and is tenacious when it comes to problem solving. Kyle is available to assist you with any projects you’re working on!

Skills

  • CAD modeling
  • Some Python Programming
  • Engineering design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • 3D printing

Software/Tools

  • NX/SolidWORKS
  • Cura
  • Labview
  • HVAC-Calc
  • Some Shop Equipment

Simon Polakoff is pursuing his degree in Mechanical Engineering and will be graduating December of 2018. He was born and raised in Los Angeles but has dual citizenship with Belgium and the US. He received his Associates in Physical Science from New Mexico Military Institute and transferred to New Mexico State University Fall of 2016. He has worked in a variety of engineering backgrounds including: structural dynamics, alternative resources, and remote controlled vehicles. He is passionate about learning and strives to solve whatever problems arise. Simon is available to assist you in any project you might have!

Skills

  • CAD Modeling
  • Programming
  • FEA
  • 3D Printing
  • Avid Golfer
  • Will hustle you in a game of Pool
  • Fluent in French

Software/Tools

  • NX
  • SolidWORKS
  • CURA
  • ABAQUS
  • Various Machining Tools

Interests/Passions/Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Sleeping
  • Eating
  • RC Cars
  • Surfing
  • Hiking
  • Learning about different cultures