Nazana Muswilo Weeks

  • Blacksburg VA
Nazana Muswilo Weeks

Introductory Video

http://tinyurl.com/nazintro

Education

Education
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Focus: Transportation Engineering 

Certificate: Global Planning and International Development Studies

Aug 2009 - Jun 2014

Bachelor of Engineering

Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York

Major: Civil Engineering

Minors: 1) Economics  2) Public Policy and Public Affairs

Study Abroad:

University of Indianapolis – Athens, Greece. Athens: A Quest for your Ithaca (Winter 2011)

Baruch College. Costa Rica: Economics of the Environment and Global Sustainability (Winter 2013)

Relevant Courses

Computational: Computational Methods, Decision and Systems Analysis, and Statistics

General Engineering: Engineering Mechanics( Statics and Dynamics), Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Mechanics of Materials, Reinforced Concrete Design, Soil Mechanics, Structural Analysis, and Structural & Site Plans

Transportation: Highway Design, Transportation Planning, and Transportation Systems Engineering

Water/Environmental: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Impact Assessment, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Thermodynamics, Water Quality Analysis, and Water Resources Systems Analysis

Skills

Skills

Engineering/Design

ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Lindo, Matlab, SPSS, and Xpress-Mosel

Programming Languages

C/C++, Basic/Visual Basic, and Pascal

Applications

Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word,

Certifications

Certifications

Envision SP (Provisional)

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

Engineer in Training (EIT)

NYS Professional Engineering & Land Surveying

Work History

Work History
Sep 2013 - May 2014

Research Intern, Marketing Department

Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union

- Analyzed the characteristics of new members over the last three years using Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS

- Conducted a feasibility analysis of expanding the credit union to Jackson Heights and Northern Staten Island

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Summer College Intern, Division of Highway Design and Construction

New York City Department of Transportation

- Studied typical bike lane markings and updated drawings to current standards using AutoCAD

- Created marking orders to update the New York City bicycle lanes log

- Converted scanned street drawings from TIFF to PDF format and updated hyperlinks in related logs

- Created a log of missing marking orders and prepared unsigned marking orders for signature

Research

Graduate Research Assistant

1)

Incorporating environmental effects into the decision making process for road construction and rehabilitation (08/2014 - Present)

Undergraduate Research Assistant: 

1)

Infrastructure and Area Characteristics at Bicycle-Truck Collision Sites in New York City: Analyze the land uses, intersection design, bicycle facility type, and truck routes at the location of bicycle and truck collisions in New York City using ArcGIS, Google Earth, and SPSS (09/13 – 06/14)

Presented at The 93rd Annual Meeting of The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the 2014 National Conference for Undergraduate Research

2)

Efficiency of Enhanced Tree Pits in Reducing Stormwater Runoff: Analyzed and optimized growth material ratios using hydraulic conductivity tests (Summer 2011)

3)

Investigation of Clay – Bacteria Interactions: Analyzed the effects of bacteria generated biofilms on clay interlayer expansion (Summer 2010)

Experience

Peer Tutor: Grove School of Engineering and CCNY Student Support Services (03/12 – 06/13)

- Assist students to understand and solve math, science, and engineering problems

 

Peer Mentor: CityPeer, CCNY Honors, and CCNY Student Support Services (02/11 – 06/13)

- Assist new students in their transition to college life at CCNY

- Led a New Student Seminar session on college readiness for 18 students

 

Chemistry Peer Leader: CCNY Peer Led Team Learning Program (01/10 – 06/10)

- Led a chemistry workshop session for 12 students, focusing on problem solving strategies and techniques

Affiliations

President: Chi Epsilon – The Civil Engineering Honor Society (06/13 – 06/14)

- Implemented student led summer review workshops for statics and mechanics of materials

- Plan ‘Civil Engineering as a Profession’ seminars with ASCE and the Civil Engineering Alumni Group

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Membership Chair and Volunteer Chair:  Latin American Engineering Student Association/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers [LAESA-SHPE] 19th & 20th Pre-College Engineering Day (11/12 - 03/14)

Organized volunteers and speakers to participate in a day long introduction to engineering for high school students in New York City

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Camp Counselor: Bahamas National Trust’s Eco Camp 2012 (08/12 – 08/12)

- Assisted 13 – 15 year old students to learn conservation methods for local flora and fauna

- Led a group project for students to do a statistical survey of conch shell ages and present their results

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Corresponding Secretary: Tau Beta Pi – The Engineering Honor Society (11/11 – 06/12)

- Managed the online communication system for over 300 members and alumni

- Managed the bent cleaning and peer tutoring programs for initiates and current members

Honors and Awards

David Dwight Eisenhower Graduate Transportation Fellowship (2014 – 2015)

David Dwight Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship for Hispanic Serving Institutions (2013 – 2014)

Partners for Change Community and Economic Development Fellowship, CCNY Colin Powell Center for Civic and Global Leadership  (2013 – 2014)

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (N.A.C.M.E.) Scholar (2010-2014)

Charlotte and Arthur Zitrin Peer Tutor Scholarship (2012-2013)

Bernard Haber Scholarship (2012)

Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Scholarship (2011)