Alexandra Forsythe

Huntington, IN, US
Field of Work 
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Job Title or "Student" 
Design Engineer
Indiana Tech
Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, minors in CS and Math
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
I'm an electrical engineer (digital and analog design) with Intel. I also have my own business on the side designing and selling custom circuit boards to robotics enthusiasts across the country. In the past, I've worked for Raytheon to help write software for an autonomous collaborative system using artificial neural networks, and I was hired by NASA to design a mission-critical circuit board (buck converter) for an upcoming space mission. In my spare time, I designed and built a full-size, fully functional R2-D2 that not only accompanies me to movie premieres and cosplay, but it also accompanies me while I teach children about STEM concepts. For fun, I designed and built a supercomputer (Beowulf cluster) and particle accelerator as additional educational tools, I designed an FPGA Knight Rider K.I.T.T. light display, and I made a fun lighted face mask that will display a smile or frown at the touch of a button.
Working outdoors, Pets, Dance, Computing, Video games, Travel, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
No Preference
Career exploration activities, Field trip hosting, Fun demonstrations or materials, Hands-on activities for students, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
4-H, IEEE, NCWIT, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Other
Other Program Affiliation 
Engineers Without Borders, SAE, ACM

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