Richard P. Behiel


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science, Materials Science
Expected graduation – May 2017
University of California, Santa Barbara
GPA – 3.74

In my core curriculum, what sets me apart from my peers is my passion for math. An intense interest and understanding of advanced mathematical principals has enabled me to quickly grasp and apply concepts in science and engineering.


UCSB Engineering Writing Award in recognition of excellence in research and writing
Member of Mensa since the age of 12
Scored perfect 800 on math portion of SAT
Earned a score of 5 on AP Calculus 1 and 2 tests
Appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for a video stunt


Forestry Crew Worker, Stanislaus National Forest (Summer 2010)
Cleared trails, maintained overgrown mountain roads

Associate, Rite Aid (2011-2012)
-Stocked shelves, assisted customers, cleaned spills

Pool Security Monitor, Greenhorn Creek Resort (Summers 2011 and 2012)
-Removed vandals from resort property, maintained pool area

Maintenance Assistant, Orangeburg Manor (Summer 2013)
-Painted walls, removed carpet, assisted elderly residents, various janitorial work

Math Tutor Independent (Fall 2012 to Spring 2014)
-Tutored middle school students in geometry and algebra

Patent Intern Silicon Edge Law Group (Summer 2014)
-Reviewed patents, helped write office action responses, explained mathematical concepts


3D Printing
Designed 3D-printed parts and assemblies in SolidWorks in high school
Continued to work with SolidWorks in college

UCSB Machine Shop (Winter –Spring 2013)
Learned how to safely operate a lathe, mill, and band saw
Built a small compressed air motor from stock materials

Extracurricular Hobbies
Recreational number theory
Coding physical simulations and video games in MATLAB
Moderating the largest online SpaceX fan club (/r/SpaceX)

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