Reeve Lambert Web Portfolio

I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in May of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. My main interests involve robotics and satellite development for the continued exploration of the cosmos. I began my passion for mechatronics and automated systems during my latter years of my high school education through FIRST Robotics. When I am not involved in developing new autonomous systems, I enjoy spending time outdoors, practicing photography, or endurance running.

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Carl Sagan

My professional experience to date involves 5 full time semester long co-ops. I spent 3 semesters of my undergraduate career working at General Electric Transportation (GET) in Erie, Pennsylvania. During my time at GET I led locomotive reliability issue solution teams, was part of a team tasked with designing assembly procedures for new products, and revitalized GET’s internal Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) system.

In the fall of 2017 and the summer of 2018 I was granted the immense opportunity to complete two internships at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC). At JSC I worked with the Software Robotics and Simulation Division in creating new robotic systems for the International Space Station and NASA’s Lunar Orbiting Platform. In April of 2020 I learned that I was accepted into NASA JSC’s Graduate Pathways Program and will conduct two work tours (14-16 weeks) at JSC during my graduate career.

To recognize that the greatest error is not to have tried and failed, but that in trying, we did not give it our best effort

Gene Krantz

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.

Carl Sagan

From June 2019 until August 2022 I will be pursuing a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University with a specialty in Robotics. My thesis involves persistent autonomous robotic operations in challenging environments. I am attending Purdue on a half time research assistance-ship under Dr. Nina MahmoudianHer lab specializes in underwater, surface, and aeronautic persistence autonomous systems. To date I have taken classes in a wide array of subjects including: Non Linear Engineering, Statistical Machine Learning, and Advanced Control Strategies.

Research is creating new knowledge.

Neil Armstrong – Purdue Alumnus

In May of 2019 I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati (UC) with honors, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and a Minor in Computer Science. During my time at the university, I participated in several honors experiences and grew a student founded organization dedicated to the design, fabrication, and launch of cube satellites.

O Cincinnati, magic name, I proudly to the world proclaim;

No sweeter word ever charmed my ear,

None to my heart was ever so dear,

A fountain of eternal youth, a tower of strength, a rock of truth.

University of Cincinnati Alma Mater

My love for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) started in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics. The wonderful mentors who I had in FIRST fostered an environment of creativity and professionalism that contributed to making me who I am today. I documented all of the work that went into my time with FIRST FRC team 3324 – The Metrobots so that visitors to this site can understand the origins of my passion for science and engineering.

Life is so short. Why waste a single day of it doing something that doesn’t matter, that doesn’t try to do something big?

Dean Kamen