Web Résumé of Obiora Embry
20 Jan 2018

Developer, designer, engineer

Summary of Qualifications

Diverse background that includes the following:

Strengths include written communication, learning quickly and independently (self-taught), multi-tasking, and self-starting.

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Assisted the Newburg Middle School team with the building, design, and programming of their robot in the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition. The team placed 1st place in the State.

Started, organized, and led a drive at General Electric Appliances to provide non-perishable goods to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an organization that provides assistance to those who suffer the effects of hunger, homelessness, and/or chemical dependency.

Supervised the GE Appliances' Co-op Special Projects Committee and led committee to completion of 10 community/volunteer service projects.

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Computer Experience

Databases: MS Access 97/2000, MySQL 3.23.58/4.1.1/5.x servers, and PostgreSQL 8.x

Desktop Publishing: MS Publisher 2000 and Scribus 1.2-1.4.3

Image Manipulation/Photo Editing Software: Adobe Photoshop, Aldus Freehand 4.0, LexMark Photo Editor, MS PhotoDraw and Paint, The GIMP 1.1-2.8

Office Software: MS Office (Word 95-2003, PowerPoint 97-2003, Outlook 98/2003, Schedule Plus 7.5, Project 2000, Visio 2000, FrontPage 2000), LibreOffice 4.x

Platforms: Linux Mandriva 7.2/10.1/2008.1 and Red Hat Linux 7.1; Fedora, Debian 7.x, and CentOS 5.x (accessed via SSH); MS-DOS, MS Windows 3.1-NT/XP (Home and Professional Editions)

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Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, May 2003
University of Tennessee, GPA: 3.4/4.0
Engineering Dean's List 2 semesters
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Relevant Courses

Computers: Simulation (Arena); Information Systems Analysis and Design (Access)

Engineering Design: Methods Engineering Design and Analysis, Production System Planning and Control, Production Facilities Design and Material Handling, Design of Experiments, Design for Manufacturing

Math: Calculus I/II/III, Differential Equations, Matrix Operations (Linear Algebra), Engineering Statistics, Operations Research I/II

Other: Human Factors Engineering and Circuits

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Honors and Awards

Dean's List, Summa Cum Laude, Summer 1999; Cum Laude, Fall 2000
UT Co-op Ambassador, 2000-2001
National Society of Black Engineers NSBE Fellow, 2000-2001; Torchbearer, 1997-2002
Robert Henry Hughes Scholarship Recipient, 1997-2002
Appeared in "Engineering Family Ties" article in the Tennessee Engineer and Minority Engineer, Spring 1999
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, 2000-2001
Acting Vice-President, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Fall 2000
GE Appliances' Co-op Committees, Fall 1999-Summer 2001
Committee Chair, Special Projects, Summer 2001
Web Site; Publications, Summer 2001
Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1999-2001
Web Master, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Spring 2000-Spring 2001
National Society of Black Engineers, 1997-2002
TeleComPub Chair/Web Master, National Society of Black Engineers, Fall 2001
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Independent Projects


Designed flyer and Web site to promote container gardening class.  Tools included Scribus, The GIMP, XHTML, and CSS.

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Designed template for each of the local 12 council districts using The GIMP.  Coded the design into XHTML and CSS for the 12 council districts (WIP) and wrote a program to create the Web sites and upload the files via FTP.  Tools included Perl, Net-FTP, File-Copy, and XML-Simple.

Developed 4 Web sites using Perl/CGI, (X)HTML, CSS levels 1/2, The GIMP, MySQL and/or XML.  Initial development on Linux Mandrake 10.1 with Apache Web Server.

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Created newsletter using MS Publisher.

Created Web site to teach youth participants of New Zion Community Development Foundation, Inc. HTML, which they used to create Web sites for their community business ventures.  Tool included MS Notepad.

Designed MS PowerPoint presentation to be used in conjunction with workshops that I desired to organize and lead on "Life Skills."

Developed Web site and designed brochure (and logo) to promote the chapter.  Tools included HTML; MS Notepad, Publisher, Powerpoint, and FrontPage.

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Designed 3 Web photo galleries using Netscape Composer and Adobe Photoshop.

Helped to organize meetings and fundraising opportunities.  Recruited students, designed flyers, authored word processing template for general business letter, and promoted the chapter.

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Team Projects

Researched the production of PWBs and cleaning technologies used for surface finishing.  Simulated case study (using Arena) to determine which technology was the best based on overall cost (labor; overtime; electricity/gas; water; materials and parts; transportation; fines due to exceeding pollution limits for city, state, and federal government; etc.), environmental hazard and ecological risk assessment, time needed to complete whole process, etc.

General Electric Appliances; Louisville, KY

Redesigned and improved system performance as a key team member in a DMADV Six Sigma project.  Developed Web site to give team members resources on Six Sigma, background information on project, and data collection.  We met and exceeded the target goal through new design with 95% confidence, developed presentation and presented results, and submitted patent for new design.

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Professional Experience

KainAutomotive Inc.; Lexington, KY

Redesigned Web site: updated header and content, added graphics, and changed color scheme.  The original design is here.  The graphics were edited using The GIMP to produce the new design.

Latitude Arts; Lexington, KY

Designed template for their Web site using The GIMP.

Insight.Schooling Solutions LLC; Lexington, KY

Designed Web template using The GIMP.

Applied Chemical Technologies; Lexington, KY

Revised existing business documents giving a uniform appearance through creation of templates and business letterhead.  Tools included MS Word, OpenOffice.org Writer 1.x, and The GIMP.

Fayette County Public Schools; Lexington, KY

Professional development training in Pinnacle Studios 8 (Video Editing), MS Publisher 2000 and Image Composer.

Lexington Herald-Leader; Lexington, KY

Designed layout for business marketing package using Aldus Freehand.

Software usage included MS Word and Excel, SPSS, and Aldus Freehand 4.0.

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