Paul Sanders

Paul Sanders

Interest

When I was 13 years old, I started editing computer game code as hobby.  Over time, my interests have branched out into other areas of science and technology, including engineering and electronics.

With programming, I started out self-taught.  One computer game that I frequently edited was the game Starsiege: Tribes, developed by Sierra Enterainment.  The syntax of the game's script code is similar to C#.  During my junior and senior years of high school, I worked with a "mod" team  in my spare time on a public Tribes game server.  We consolidated our code via a VNC network.  Today, my programming knowledge has expanded to both Java and Bash script.

My enthusiasm for electricity and electronics did not develop until my senior year in high school.  It was there, in my AP* Physics class, that I first learned about the science of electricity and electrical components.  For example, upon reading how to construct a capacitor, I decided to build one myself (see Homemade Leyden Jars).  I have also done various electrical expirements, such as constructing an electromagnet.  In the near future, I plan to construct an own air-core resonance transformer.

Summary

STRENGTHS       

  • Analytical thinker and innovative problem solver.
  • High proficiency with computer and technological devices.
  • Able to work with others.

SPECIAL

INTERESTS

  • Computer programming and maintenance.
  • Designing and experimenting with electronic circuits.

ACTIVITIES

  • Triangle Fraternity
  • OU Robotics Club
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
    • Current Offices: Webmaster and Historian.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Worked with a team and constructed a trebuchet which launched a pumpkin 61 yards
  • Built a small bridge out of balsa wood that held 144lbs.
  • Participated twice in a five man marathon team for the 26.2 mile Bataan Death March Memorial Marathon.
  • Built a server with spare computer parts. Runs Linux OS with Ubuntu distribution.

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Present

University of Oklahoma

Sophomore  -  50 credit hours

Projected Year of Graduation: May 2012

Skills

Skills

Soldering

Learned how to solder though Robotics Club and an Engineer Orientation course.

Java Programming

I have taken 2 classes involving programming with Java and have worked in 3-5 man programming teams on projects.