About me

A Quick Intro

Alden Kane

Electrical Engineering Student & Tinkerer from Michigan

I am an Electrical Engineering undergraduate student at the University of Notre Dame with internship experience in the automotive industry at the Tier 1 supplier and OEM level. My professional and technical interests include circuit design, autonomous vehicles, modern physics, and computer programming. I possess proficiency or a working knowledge in C, C++, Python, and Verilog. Past projects of mine include the development of the Wheelchair-Stroller, a stroller that attaches to a wheelchair for the use of paraplegic parents.

My personal interests include snowboarding, skateboading, swimming, water polo, golf, piano, squash, Jeopardy!, 3D Printing, sketching, graphic design, and DIY Home Improvement Projects.

Portfolio

Projects that I have Worked on

Skills & Expertise

Things that I Think I Know how to do

I am continually working to become a more experienced and proficient engineer. I do this through internships, coursework, course projects, self-study, attending guest lectures in engineering, computing and physics at Notre Dame, hobby programming, and interaction with bright minds. At the moment, my top four procifiencies are as listed at right.

Problem Solving
C/C++
MATLAB
Circuit Design

Work Experience

Previous, Current, and Future Engagements

May 2018
August 2018

FCA US LLC

Product Development Intern | Uconnect Engineering Group

  • Led development of proof-of-concept prototype for a novel wireless charging implementation in automobiles
  • Supported improvement of USB end-of-line testing procedures at FCA and Tier 1 supplier plants around the country
  • Garnered an intimate knowledge of FCA’s industry-leading infotainment system, Uconnect, wireless charging, and smart media hubs

May 2017
August 2017

American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.

Product Engineering Intern | Mechatronics & Electronic Control Systems

  • Worked on hardware development, data analysis, hardware validation, and software validation for actuation systems on the FCA CUSW, JLR x590, Ford C2, GM D2Uc, GM 9BUx, and GM E2UL platforms
  • Assessed hardware durability and functionality through actuator teardowns after design validation, production validation, and vehicle testing from development mules, pre-production vehicles, and integrated vehicle engineering releases (IVERs)
  • Automated process of uploading photographs of actuator teardowns using VBA in Excel

Education & Diplomas

Where I've Studied

August 2016
May 2020

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

University of Notre Dame

Dean's List in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Relevant coursework includes: Signals & Systems, Electromagnetic Fields, Fundmanetals of Semiconductors, Electronics, Circuit Analysis II, Circuit Analysis I, Logic Design, Modern Physics, C/C++ Programming, Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Introduction to Engineering II (MATLAB), Introduction to Engineering I (Design). Member of Club Water Polo Team and Stanford Hall Government.

August 2012
May 2016

High School Diploma

University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy

4.16/4.00 GPA with honor of being Class Co-Valedictorian. Participated in STEM Research & Inquiry. MHSAA All-State Swimmer and Captain of Varsity Swim & Dive.

January 2015
August 2015

Engineering Pre-Collegiate Research

University of Detroit Mercy

I successfully completed an engineering design capstone project under Dr. Darrell Kleinke at the University of Detroit Mercy. I worked on designing a wheelchair-adaptive stroller for a paraplegic mother from the Metro Detroit area. The project has been covered nationally and internationally The Today Show, The Huffington Post, Fox2 News Detroit, and many others.

Contact

alden.e.kane@gmail.com

300 Stanford Hall, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556