Hello, my name is Alexis O'Rourke.
B.S Architectural Technology, Construction Management
Minor in Business
Last updated Spring 2021. For more up-to-date information or to contact me, please visit my website.
Our club works to prepare prototypes for big named companies. For instance, we have used Dexter robots to collaborate with larger organizations sponsored by professionals. We have also showcased what we made around campus in several different NYIT events sponsored by the school. What we learned from this experience is that there are limitless opportunities in which we can evolve in our society as engineers.
Photo taken by Jeff Becker
Our club is dedicated to serving the New York Tech community with the utmost respect and professionalism. Our organization prides itself on our ability to connect our community via music and represent our school
outside our campus. We have had the honor of performing the National
Anthem at NY Techs NCAA Division II Basketball games. We have also volunteered our time as an organization with the help of Consultants for
the Public Good. In the future we hope to continue to participate in these kinds of events and performances. Despite COVID-19 we are dedicated to keep our presence on campus via digital means.
Junior year of high school (2015-2016) I enrolled in an architectural independent study. My professor enrolled me in a compition through a company out of Hartford, CT named Independence Unlimited. My challenge was to design a 2D and 3D model of a handicapped accessible home. This exposure helpped me determine my major for college as by the end of the year I had learned I won 2nd place for the compitition.
Brookfield High School
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Gate Guard at The Kolls Glen Head
Weekend gate guard at the Knolls private community.
July 2020 - October 2020
General Juice Bar Staff at Nooks Organic
Part time juice bar staff. Prepare acai bowls, smoothies and other organic goods.
June 2020 - September 2020
Interior Designer at Nooks Organic
Determined styles, size, and arrangement of illustrations and decor. Collaborated with others to discuss new design opportunities.
Visit the location at 1356 Old Northern Blvd, Roslyn, Ny 11576.
Weekend Administration at Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty
Work at the front desk answering and directing phone calls to agents, creating appointments and organizing paperwork.
March 2019 - February 2020
Caterer at Dolce and Gelato Catering
Prepare what is needed for parties. Serve Italian gelato, hot chocolate and coffee on site.
December 2017 - November 2019
Staff at Cassios Pet Resort and Training Center
Dog care and Kennel Morning and evening shifts consisting of taking care of any amount of dogs of all ages and breeds. This is not limited to taking the dogs outside, feeding all animals at the appropriate times and cleaning the kennel. Sometimes this also includes yard work around the grounds.
”A Bio-Inspired Approach to Research, Science and Education” Research program through the NYCOM Anatomy Department in the field of bioinspired robotics where as a group we decided on the species (Bluetongue skink) and research questions we are interested in testing. Our goal is to keep things simple and design experiments that can be answered only with motor control. Part of this work involves taking 3D joint kinematic data (animated in Maya) collected from the living animal and mapping these movements onto a set of four servo motors. From there I am able to help design parts of the robot that can be both functional, aesthetically pleasing, and biologically accurate.
January 2020 -
Speaker at Creative Tech Week 2019
Over the course of six weeks, the Creative Tech team and I created a mesh network prototype. We used arduino and raspberry pies to create and expand the mesh network. This device is intended to be used during emergency situations where wifi and cellular service may be down.