Brina Blinzler, B.S.

Graduate Assistant
Civil Engineering Department
Auburn Science and Engineering Center
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-3905



Ph. D. Candidate Civil Engineering, University of Akron (2012)
B.S. Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (2008)
High school, Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Computing (2005)


Professional Experience

HNTB Corporation – Overland Park, Kansas
Transportation Engineering Intern (2006 – 2008)

The Doe Run Company, Resource Recycling Division – Boss, Missouri
Chemical Engineering Intern (2006)

Elgin Surveying and Engineering – Rolla, Missouri
Surveying Assistant (2005)


Academic Experience

National Aeronautics and Space Administration – Cleveland, Ohio
Graduate Student Researchers Program (2009 – present)

University of Akron Civil Engineering Department – Akron, Ohio
Graduate Research (2008 – present)

University of Missouri – Rolla Civil Engineering Department – Rolla, Missouri
Surveying Teaching Assistant (2006)

University of Missouri – Rolla, Environmental Engineering Department – Rolla, Missouri
Undergraduate Research (2005)



Graduate Student Researchers Program 2009 & 2010

University of Akron Graduate Assistantship 2008

Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship 2005

University of Missouri-Rolla Trustees Scholarship 2005

Tuition Scholarship Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematic, and Computing 2003


Activity in Research

High Velocity Impact on Composite Structures

Characterization of Aging Influence on Braided Composites

Explicit FEA of Composite Structures – Impact Perforation Analysis


Organization Memberships

Engineers Without Borders

Chi Epsilon

Kappa Delta Sorority

American Society of Civil Engineers



Engineers Without Borders
Consultant (2008-present)
Fundraising Chair (2007-2008)
Programming Chair (2007-2008)

Women in Higher Education
Graduate Assistant Chair (2009-present)

Chi Epsilon
National Scholarship Committee Chair (2008)

Kappa Delta Sorority
Panhellenic Delegate (2005-2006)

Panhellenic Council
Greek Service Chair (2005-2006)
Programming Chair (2005-2006)
Community Events Coordinator (2006)

Improvisational Drama Club
President (2003-2005)


Professional Development

Chi Epsilon National Conclave 2008

Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference 2010

LS-DYNA Users Conference 2010

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