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					                   Elizabeth Hood

                     219D Burlie Ct.
                West Columbia, SC 29169
                  (803) 796-0800 (H)
                  (803) 777-1279 (W)


Objective     Obtain a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in material science

Education      Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, May 2004, GPA: 3.3
               University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Professional Experience
         University of South Carolina     Research Assistant                      May 03-present
        Studying Friction Stir Welding
        Operate high-powered electron microscopes

         Siemens Diesel Systems Technology, LLC
             Research and Development Co-op Student                     Summer 2001 & Spring 2002

         Computer Microsoft Office, ProEngineering Wildfire, AutoCAD, MathCAD, Minitab
         Lab Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM),
         Orientation Imaging Microscope (OIM), metal preparationg
         Machine Shop milling machine, lathe, drill press, surface grinder, metal shear, brake,
         sandblasting, MIG and TIG welding

       RCS (Research Communications Studio) Forum that meets weekly for technical professional
       development by
           improving written, verbal, and visual communication
       ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Membership Officer
           Regional Student Leadership Seminar Sept 03
           Regional Student Conference March 04
       SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
       Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering honor society
       Karate US National team 1999-2002t; 2002 World Championships team

      USC Discovery Day Poster Competition 3rd place
      ASME outstanding chapter member 2003-2004
      ASME Regional Student Conference Website Design Competition 1st place
      ASME Regional Student Conference Oral Presentation Honors
      Deans List
      Academic Scholarship, USC College of Engineering and Technology
      NEDC (National Engineering Design Challenge) 1998 5th place Nationwide, 1st Statewide

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