"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
Good morning, afternoon, or evening visitor and welcome to my student website and portfolio. My name is Allen He, and I was born and raised in New York City. I currently work as an Aerospace Engineer at Amphenol Aerospace, and I graduated from my undergraduate studies at SUNY Binghamton University, majoring in mechanical engineering in 2016. When it comes to sports I love to bike, play volleyball, figure skate, and dance (poorly). In terms of art my favorites include fashion, music, and performance. I do my very best to keep myself busy, entertained, and constantly learning. If you're interested in learning more about the things that I am most passionate about feel free to keep reading, or head over to my the other side of my website, "Ah It's Allen He the Magician"! If you're interested in other information or would like to reach out to me regarding anything whatsoever, feel free to contact me!
Growing up in New York City made making decisions one of the hardest things to do. The amount of diversity in the demographic made it very difficult to be attracted to only one thing in life at a time. Throughout my childhood and adolescent years my parents always had one main goal they wanted me to achieve, and that was for me to work in the medical field. Naturally, as a young adult it only felt natural to follow my parents' decisions, but that feeling only diminished as I became more exposed to the world and opportunities around me.
After graduating from Wagner Middle School in the year 2008, I was accepted into New York's very own Brooklyn Technical High School. There I spent my four years of in a program known as Gateway to Medicine, where I studied all the courses necessary to prepare high school students for a future in the medical field. I took every high school science course from physics, to organic chemistry, and even AP (Advanced Placement) Biology. I also ended spending a lot of my time practicing magic and dance, and participating in numerous extracurricular activities and community service organizations. Throughout my high school career I made the most use out of my summers by interning and taking summer courses at museums and colleges such as City College of NY, and The Cooper Union. This really allowed me to get a taste of various disciplines (learn about some of my work here!) and expand my scope of knowledge in different skill sets.
Moving forward I decided the medical field was just not everything that I had hoped it to be, and I mind was telling me I wanted to learn more, but just not anything medical related. So at the start of my undergraduate studies, I changed my course of study to mechanical engineering. I first became interested in engineering after my first year in high school, where I learned how to design in AutoCAD and SolidWorks. I was fascinated by the concept of 3D design and the amount of potential it had for the future, and I easily fell in love with it. Also, most of the internships and programs I participated in during high school were technologically involved, so I ended up learning about circuit boards, robotics, and coding, which only embellished my drive to study mechanical engineering.
At Binghamton University I spend a lot of my time working on projects, being a teacher's assistant, and participating in extracurricular activities. I am currently embarking on my fourth year in mechanical engineering, and plan to obtain a Bachelors in Engineering on May 2016. These past few years I have been working mostly with programming scripts, CAD/CAE models, and management projects, and partaking in courses that help me better understand engineering principals and mathematics. I have also developed an interest in business and management consulting, and decided to be a part of the Binghamton Consulting Group. For my senior design project, my team and I decided to design and construct our own human powered vehicle, and bring it to Ohio to participate in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Competition. It ended being a fantastic experience, allowing my team and I to learn, grow, and engage with ourselves by taking on such a difficult challenge. We didn't win but we sure did take away a lot of great things from it.
After I graduated I decided to travel to Europe to explore, volunteer, and most importantly find out things about myself I don't even know yet. I had a great time in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, and Vienna, meeting amazing people, experiencing the different cultures, and most of all learning countless new things by the hour. I've been back in New York since the end of Fall 2016, so back to the real world I go!
For more information on that please contact me directly. As for everything else, that pretty much brings you up to date with my timeline. I am a highly driven towards always providing my best work, but also towards always enjoying the process and time spent towards completing my work. I believe that one must always learn something new, and useful, everyday, but also always strive to have a good time while learning.