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Effeciency, Time Management, Drive, and Solution Oriented

Greetings and good day! My name is Derek Harris and I am an aspiring engineer. Ever since the first moment I started drafting, I knew that it would become my calling. In fall of 2017, I recieved my Associates Degree in Engineering Sciences from Waubonsee Community College. Over the course of the next few years, I plan on attending NIU and working towards a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

I work at RexConn Design, a growing structural steel engineering firm. I work as a Project Estimator and Coordinator. Through this job, I have solidified my understanding of what is involved in the process of a project from start to finish. There are many moving parts involved and they all must work together for the project to be a success.

Few things are more satisfying than designing an object from the ground up and then watching your vision appear in front of you. I model and 3D print projects for personal use using programs such as Autodesk Inventor, Fusion 360, and Solidworks. I thoroughly enjoy any moment spent tinkering, fixing, and troubleshooting my Wanhao Duplicator i3 and Prusa original MK3 3D printers. With these tools, my ability to find unique solutions to problems is virtually limitless. Designing solutions is my passion, and I will keep working until the job has reached its full potential.