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  1. 1. William R. D. Boyd III 325718 GA Tech Station Atlanta, GA 30332 Cell Phone: 413.413.8469 Email: w.boyd@gatech.edu Personal Information Birthdate: January 9th, 1988 Birthplace: Chattanooga, TN Citizenship: U.S. citizen Education • September 2002 – May 2006 High school Homeschooled through Family Christian Academy, Chattanooga, TN • September 2006 – December 2010 (expected graduation) B.S. in Physics, B.S. in Computer Science Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 172 semester hours completed; 3.92 GPA cumulative through fall 2010 Presidential Scholar: Stamps Leadership Scholar Georgia Tech Honors Program Summer 2007 East Asia Study Abroad Program Research Experience • June – August 2009 Student Researcher, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Project: Design, implementation, and utilization of a computer simulation of CERN's GRID computing network to optimize data allocation strategies for global performance and scalability issues Skills: Extensive experience with software development in Java, C, and Python • August 2008 – May 2009 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. Walter De Heer Group, Georgia Tech Physics Department Project: Characterizing nanopatterned epitaxial graphene Skills: Experience with Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) • July 2007 – May 2009 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. Joseph Perry Group, Georgia Tech Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Project: Studying the photophysics including excited state spectra and lifetimes, fluorescence, and two-photon absorption of chromophore-coated silver nanoparticles Skills: Experience operating Q-switched lasers, time-correlated single photon counting (TC/SPC), nanosecond and femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, fluorimetry Software Used: MATLAB, Mathematica, LabView, WinSpec, OriginPro 8, and ImageJ Other Work-Related Experience • May 2010 – August 2010 Georgia Tech College of Computing, Atlanta GA Position: Teaching Assistant Skills: Grading and providing technical assistance to students enrolled in “Objects and Design”, an introductory software development course • July 2003 – May 2006 Volunteer Pastilles, Dayton, TN Position: Forklift Operator and Production Line Worker Skills: Mechanical proficiency with pastellization equipment and instrumentation, shift supervision
  2. 2. • September 2002 – January 2004 Pro Muffler and Brakes, Dayton, TN Position: Mechanic's Apprentice Skills: Automobile oil changes and basic automobile repairs Conferences Attended • March 2010 INNOVATE Conference on globalization in Saigon, Vietnam and Tainan and Taipei, Taiwan Georgia Tech student delegate • November 2009 Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) Meeting, Atlanta, GA Powerpoint presentation, high energy physics section “'Design and Implementation of a GRID Simulator” • August 2009 Georgia Environmental Conference, Savannah, GA Attendee • November 2008 2008 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & Student Research Conference, Washington, D.C. Poster presentation, chemistry section “Characterization of Silver Nanoparticle Plasmon Effects on Systems of Free and Bound Chromophores” • November 2008 19th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates, Argonne National Laboratory, IL Powerpoint presentation, physical chemistry section “Characterization of Silver Nanoparticle Plasmon Effects on Systems of Free and Bound Chromophores” Honors, Awards, and Achievements • June 2010 Named to 2010 USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team • November 2009 Georgia Tech's E. Jo Baker Outstanding President's Scholar Award • June – August 2009 CERN Summer Student Programme, Geneva, Switzerland • April 2009 Georgia Tech’s H. Fukuyo Physics Undergraduate of the Year Award • March 2009 Goldwater Scholarship Runner-up Member, the winning team in the Georgia Tech InVenture Prize Competition • February 2009 Member, 2nd-place team in the Ideas 2 Serve competition, Georgia Tech College of Management • May – July 2008 NSF-MDITR REU Participant, Dr. Joseph Perry Group, Georgia Institute of Technology • May 2008 Participant, Outward Bound Rainforest Expedition, Costa Rica
  3. 3. • January – May 2008 Georgia Tech’s President’s Undergraduate Research Award, Dr. Joseph Perry Group • January 2008 Member, the winning team for Best Comedy award at Georgia Tech Campus MovieFest Finale • April 2007 Honoree, Freshman Leadership Reception, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Georgia Tech Chapter • July 2006 Earthwatch International Volunteer Research Program: Icelandic Glaciers, Skeidararjokull Glacier • August 2006 Participant, Outward Bound Mountaineering Expedition, Mount of the Holy Cross, CO • November 2005 Amelia Earhart Award, Civil Air Patrol, 2005 Computer Skills Familiar with Linux (Debian-based), Windows (DOS, 95, 98, XP, Vista), Mac OS X. Proficient programming skills in C, Java (some experience using J2EE, JPA, and Hibernate integrated with MySQL), Python, Smalltalk and MATLAB. Moderate programming skills in C++, Mathematica and HTML. Data analysis experience with MATLAB, Mathematica, LabView, WinSpec, OriginPro, ImageJ, GNUplot, and MatPlotLib. Experienced using LaTeX for reports and presentations, and proficient with both Microsoft Office and Open Office. Patents and Publications • June 2010 US Provisional Patent Application FLEXIBLE TUBE PHOTOBIOREACTOR FOR BIOMASS PRODUCTION AND POLLUTANT MITIGATION Serial No.: 61/356,059 • May 2010 US Provisional Patent Application APPARATUS AND MEHTOD FOR DRYING OF BIOMASS SOLUTION Serial No.: 61/164,145 Student Involvement • July 2010 - Present Member, Georgia Tech Presidential Scholars Program Task Force • April 2010 – Present Member, Board of Advisors, GT Trailblazers • April 2009 – April 2010 Public Relations Chair, GT Trailblazers Executive Committee • January 2010 Member, Campus MovieFest Team: The Amateur and Emotional High School Both films placed in the top 16 films at Georgia Tech • November 2008 – June 2010 President and Co-founder, Sora Corporation
  4. 4. • April 2008 – April 2009 Georgia Tech Student Government Association, Physics Representative Member of Internal Development & Planning Committee, Amethyst Initiative Ad Hoc Committee, and the Sustainability Task Force • April 2008 – Present Georgia Tech College of Sciences Undergraduate Advisory Committee • April 2007 – April 2009 Vice President of Alternative Break Programs, GT Trailblazers Executive Committee • January 2008 Team Leader, Campus MovieFest Team: The Price of HOPE Won “Best Comedy” and “AT&T Best Pick” Awards at Georgia Tech Campus MovieFest Finale • October 2007 Co-Leader, GT Trailblazers Alternative Fall Break, Dahlonega, GA • April 2007 – April 2008 Lambda Sigma National Sophomore Honor Society, Georgia Tech Chapter • March 2007 – September 2008 Co-Founder and Member, GT Honors Program Freshman Retreat Planning Committee • October 2007 – May 2008 Member, Georgia Tech's Achieving a College Connection through Experienced Student Service (ACCESS) • March – November 2007 Project Tools Chair, TEAMBuzz (GT’s largest service organization) Executive Steering Committee • March 2007 Co-Leader, Initial GT Trailblazers Alternative Spring Break, Harpers Ferry, WV • January 2007 Co-Founder, “GT Trailblazers” Environmental Service and Outdoor Adventure Organization • January 2007 Member, Campus MovieFest Team: Memento Mori Hobbies and Interests Activities and interests include hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, training for and competing in triathlons, traveling around the world and a good conversation on politics and philosophy over a cup of coffee.

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