I am Ethan Glassman, I am currently a Masters of Engineering in Robotics student at Washington University in St. Louis.
In my personal projects, my main focus is on designing mechanical systems, but I am curious as well about the electronics and software that tie those mechanical systems into real life. Many of these projects are described on this portolio page.
In my professional work, in the summer of 2015 I will be working at GoogleX as a mechanical engineering intern. In the summer of 2014, I interned at Jupiter Research Foundation where I helped lead a project to build what we believe is the world’s only automated microscope, deployed in the Monterey Bay for 2 weeks after just four months development time. In the summer of 2013, I interned in R&D at Liquid Robotics, where I was part of a small team designing a major new sensor package for the company’s signature Wave Glider product. I was responsible for manufacturing several prototypes and designing the test beds and procedures to check their performance.
My first exposure to mechanical engineering was FIRST robotics. As a FIRST alumnus, as well as CAD and mechanical mentor of two teams, I have experience of a tight schedule and rigorous testing of projects. In just six weeks, FIRST teams build a build a 120 pound robot to compete in the First Robotics Competition. More importantly though, FIRST robotics exposed me to how cool engineering could be.