Carolyn Estrada

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My name is Carolyn Estrada and I am a 1st year graduate student. I recently graduated from Texas A&amp;M University with my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. I enjoy playing racquetball, playing guitar, and watching college football. I am also halfway done obtaining my private pilot's license!
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Carolyn Estrada is a first year graduate student in mechanical engineering. She received her bachelor's degree from Texas A&amp;M University in May 2012. As an undergraduate, she researched control systems in refrigeration systems and in automatic landing systems of unmanned aerial vehicles. Carolyn is a recipient of the 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) scholarship.  
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<br>In my first semester of my senior design class in undergrad, I had the opportunity to travel abroad to Spain and work with students at the University of Castilla-La Mancha to design a wind driven power generator. The opportunity to improve an existing model for the wind turbine was my first proving ground in the product design universe. I also loved getting new perspectives about design, engineering and life in general from my Spanish teammates. Although we had our design on paper, the semester was too short for us to create a prototype for our turbine.  
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One of Carolyn's first projects in design was to design a wind driven power generator; this was done while studying abroad in the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. Another design project she worked on was designing a testing tank for oilfield sub-sea systems, which was a joint effort between students from Texas A&amp;M and Texas A&amp;M-Qatar, in Doha. Carolyn also spent a summer as an intern at Schlumberger in their new product development division. Currently, Carolyn is working on a design team that aims to improve the German grocery shopping experience.  
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<br>In my second semester of senior design, I was in a group that had to design a testing tank for oilfield sub-sea systems. The problem statement was provided by FMC Technologies and we had to consult with them throughout the semester for feedback. Additionally, part of my group attended Texas A&amp;M at Qatar, all the way in Doha. This project reinforced the lessons I had gained from my time in Spain, but with the added challenge of effectively coordinating a project with and communicating with people that were on the other side of the world. Once again, however, time did not allow us to create a physical model of our test tank.  
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Carolyn is working on her pilot's license and enjoys flying around the bay area in her free time. She also is a devout follower of college and professional football. She enjoys playing guitar and playing racquetball.<br>
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<br>This past summer, I worked in the new product development division of Schlumberger, an oilfield services company in Houston, TX. I helped lay the groundwork for the design of a safety device for one of their perforating gun firing heads. It was here that I realized that I really want to work in product development.<br>  
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Contact Information

  • Center for Design Research
    Stanford University
    424 Panama Mall, Bldg. 560
    Stanford, CA 94305-2206
  • carolyne@stanford.edu


About

Carolyn Estrada is a first year graduate student in mechanical engineering. She received her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in May 2012. As an undergraduate, she researched control systems in refrigeration systems and in automatic landing systems of unmanned aerial vehicles. Carolyn is a recipient of the 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) scholarship.

One of Carolyn's first projects in design was to design a wind driven power generator; this was done while studying abroad in the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. Another design project she worked on was designing a testing tank for oilfield sub-sea systems, which was a joint effort between students from Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Qatar, in Doha. Carolyn also spent a summer as an intern at Schlumberger in their new product development division. Currently, Carolyn is working on a design team that aims to improve the German grocery shopping experience.

Carolyn is working on her pilot's license and enjoys flying around the bay area in her free time. She also is a devout follower of college and professional football. She enjoys playing guitar and playing racquetball.

Education

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (expected 2014)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University 2012

Publications

  • JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

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