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My name is Kara Bakowski, and I am a junior studying Materials Science & Engineering at Michigan Tech. I have a strong interest in a career in the steel industry. When I have free time, I make sad attempts to catch up on sleep.

Engineering Experience[edit]

ArcelorMittal USA
Conshohocken, PA
Metallurgical Intern, summer 2013

  • Created procedure for and trained five inspectors on use of new Brinell Optical Scanning Scope (B.O.S.S.) units
  • Performed data collection for a request to change a Navy specification procedure, which would improve efficiency and accuracy
  • Introduced a new method for barcoding plates to improve efficiency and plate tracking capabilities
  • Networked with managers, engineers, interns, and floor operators daily
  • Worked in a production environment


  • Huskies Pep Band (President)
  • IRHC Broomball (Public Relations Manager, Referee, player)
  • The Daily Bull (Secretary)
  • Undergraduate Student Government (Associate Member)

Hobbies & Interests[edit]

  • Music
  • FIRST Robotics Competition (former participant and current volunteer)
  • Hiking/backpacking
  • Hockey
  • Minecraft enthusiast
  • Journalism
  • Radio Astronomy
  • reddit

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