Third Year Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering at Caltech with a Passion for Robotics and Aerospace
Hi! My name is Tyler Nguyen, and I am a Mechanical Engineering student originally from the evergreen Portland, Oregon. As a kid, I was in love with everything situated above my head. I never missed the annual airshow, spent hours reading about all astronomy-related things, and never got bored of marveling at rockets and spacecraft at my local air and space museum. I also developed a passion for building and designing new things. My earliest childhood memories are of working on cars with my dad and creating designs for a helium-based flying car. I taught myself how to code, spent my nights watching engineering videos, and started to notice the creative and intelligent design of everyday objects around us.
As a Junior in Mechanical Engineering student at Caltech in Pasadena, I have already been able to pursue my life-long dreams of working towards my Private Pilot’s License, develop new innovative technologies, and to reach for the stars. I was born to fly, and I can’t wait for what’s to come!
From autonomous fish robots to solar-powered disaster relief devices to vertical farming hydroponics tools, I have had extensive project experience in mechanical design, software programming, and electronics integration. My engineering portfolio showcases some of my top projects and the skills I have gained from them.