Derrick Crane


B.S. in mechanical engineering, focus in automotive engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May, 1998.


  1. Co-op engineer, General Motors Corp., Detroit, MI , Sept. 1, 1997 - Jan. 1, 1998. Worked on advanced test project that involved mechanical design, CAD/CAM composites technology, automobile structures, and coordination among project groups.
  2. Mini-Baja team participant, University of Michigan, Sept. 1, 1996 - May. 1, 1997. Worked on six-member team of students that designed and built a miniature stock car and competed in National Society of Automotive Engineers-sponsored competition.
  3. Summer Intern, Southwest Research Institute, Emissions Control Department, San Antonio, TX. , June 1,1996 - Sept. 1, 1996. Assisted in experimental and literature research, prepared figures and data for technical papers, and computed engineering calculations.
  4. Assistant mechanic, Dewey's Garage, Lansing, MI. , Summers 1993, 1994, 1995 . Performed oil changes, tire rotations, radiator flushes, and other tasks, and ran errands for family-owned automotive repair shop.

Related Coursework

Calculus, physics, thermodynamics, deformable solids, statics, materials science, basic circuits, fluid mechanics, controls, heat transfer, vibration, statistics, design, turbomachinery, automotive engines, automotive structural design.

Computer Skils

CAD, AutoCAD, MathCAD, C++, Word, Excel.

Honors and Activities