Regina Taurino

Summary

I am anticipating graduation in June 2011 with a B.S. in Renewable Energy Engineering.

"The degree program begins by establishing a solid foundation of physics, chemistry and mathematics, which pave the way for coursework in electrical and mechanical engineering.  Upper-division courses in renewable-energy specific courses include photovoltaics, energy management and auditing, wind power, biofuels, renewable-energy transportation systems, green building and fuel cells.  The Renewable Energy curriculum prepares graduates for engineering careers in the energy sector in general, and the renewable energy in particular." 

 I see my extensive experience with energy efficiency, data collection and analysis skills,  communication skills, and passion for renewable energy as my major strengths.

Work History

Work History

Student Researcher

SIT Study Abroad - Iceland

• Attended courses and tours at The School for Renewable Energy Science in renewable energy topics.

• Discussed energy policies with government officials.

• Conducted a feasibility study of utilizing renewable energy in a remote region of Iceland that utilizes a mixed

   resource district heating system. Publicly presented findings to community.

Green House Gas Accounting Class Project

Oregon Institute of Technology

• Estimated and analyzed greenhouse gas emissions from a 32-unit apartment complex's water use.

• Suggested mitigation strategies to save 200,000 gallons of water and $625 per year with payback period of 30    days.

Mar 2011 - Present

Applied Renewable Engineer Apprentice

Biomass Renewable Technologies

• Develop administrative systems and technical library.

• Assist with building a biomass laboratory and biodiesel demonstration models.

• Conduct laboratory experiments verifying catalyst success.

Mar 2010 - Mar 2011

Senior Project - Air Handler Experiment Unit

Oregon Institute of Technology

• Applied HVAC, instrumentation, and controls knowledge to design and fabricate a full-scale air handler  experiment unit for use in college's laboratory.

• Applied project management skills to set and meet deadlines with a team member. Delegated work to HVAC  class teams and performed design reviews.

Jan 2009 - Jun 2009

Energy Analyst Intern

Oregon Institute of Technology

• Estimated GHG emissions and implemented changes to reduce the campus’ carbon footprint.

• Drafted a successful proposal to mandate that purchasers consider Energy Star rated appliances to earn an       ACUPCC Tangible Action.

• Presented cost benefit analysis, resulting in dining services changing from Styrofoam to biodegradable    containers.

Education

Education
Jan 2009 - Present

Renewable Energy Engineering

Oregon Institute of Technology

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office

Matlab/Simulink

AutoCAD

eQuest

Revit