Jason Paul Siikarla
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Objective  A full time permanent position as an electrical engineer (or related) in design or product development engineering.  Specific interests in computer architecture, digital design, embedded systems, networking, programming, and the internet.
Education  University of Wisconsin - Madison - College of Engineering
Majors:  Electrical engineering (computer engineering option) and computer science.
Significant Coursework:   Data Structures - CS 367 , Machine Organization and Programming - ECE 354 , Operating Systems - CS 537 , Algorithms - CS 577 , Cryptography - CS 435 , Numerical Methods - CS 412 , Digital Logic Lab - ECE 351 , Digital Circuits and Components - ECE 555 , Embedded Systems - ECE 353 , Advanced Lab - Controls - ECE 370 , Computer Architecture - ECE 552 , Digital Engineering Lab - ECE 554 , Contemporary Issues in the Engineering Profession, Technical Presentations
Graduation: December 2001.
Available to start: ~ February 2002

Memorial High School , Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Class of 1996
Activities:  National Honor Society, concert band, jazz band, marching band, varsity cross-country and track, Young Life, 4-H, SADD, Peer Tutors, Math Club, and Computer Club.
GPA: 4.0/4.0

Intern Engineer
SBS Technologies, Inc.
Madison, WI
Network administrator on Windows 2000 LAN, Web server setup and maintenance, employee workstation setup, writing of PERL scripts to perform filesystem backups, FPGA programming in VHDL.  (January 2001 – September 2001)

C3 - Campus Computer Consulting
Madison, WI
My own company which offers in-home and telephone tech support to students.  Most work involves hardware and software installation especially that needed to connect dorm residents to the campus network.   (August 1999 - present)

Campus Intern
Madison Church of Christ
Madison, WI
Leadership training, evangelism, public speaking, planning and leading of various activities including Bible studies and student social events, etc.  (May 2000 – September 2000)

Student Co-op
Rockwell Collins, Inc
Test Equipment Design Team, Cedar Rapids, IA
Entry and peer reviewing of circuit schematics, basic circuit board design, evaluation of performance of VXI chassis based testing adapters, troubleshooting and tracing of test adapter errors, supervising and performance of test adapter modifications, trial and correction of test protocol software, collection and organization of unit parts lists.   (January 1999- August 1999)

Web Page/Applications Tester
University of Wisconsin - Medical School
Administration Offices - Computer Support, Madison, WI
Performed testing of new database driven website for the UW Medical School.  Evaluation of installation process protocols and functions, researched e-paper solutions and scanning methods.  (October - December 2001)

Web Page Designer/Programmer
University of Wisconsin - Division of Information and Technology
Student Instructional Technology Support (SITS) , Madison, WI
Worked with the School of Nursing to place several courses online with WebCT .  Responsibilities: Management of some site content, scanning and formatting documents and graphics for website.  (September 1999 - May 2000)

Student Drafter
University of Wisconsin - Division of Facilities Planning and Management
Assistant Vice Chancellor's Office, Madison, WI
Reviewed and updated AutoCAD drawings of campus buildings and linked them with a relational database. (September 1997 - May 1998)

Skills Programming:  C++ (object oriented emphasis), Java, assembly language (MIPS & Intel 80C188EB), VHDL, HTML, PERL, some CGI and javascript.
Operating Systems: DOS, UNIX, Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/NT
Software:  Viewlogic's Workview Office (Viewdraw), Mentor Graphics (Design Architect, Quicksim II, QuickHDL Pro), SPICE, Cafe, MatLab, MS Excel, Adobe PhotoShop, AutoCAD R14, Dreamweaver, WebCT, Netscape Composer, MS Frontpage 2000
Other Skills:  Drafting, technical presentation, PC hardware installation, testing and troubleshooting
Other knowledge:  Computer architectures, integrated circuits, electronics, semiconductor devices, soldering and wiring.
Activities Volunteer: HOPE Worldwide , GUTS Tutor, Computer Science Department Tutor, 4-H Camp Counselor
Other:  Wisconsin Hoofers Outdoor Club , Computer Science Club , Máquina Fountain Project
Honors High School:  Co-Valedictorian; Excellence in Education Award; Presidential Academic Fitness Award; Letter winner in Track, Cross-country, and Band; Cross-country co-captain in 96
Scholarships: State of Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship (4 year full-tuition), Eau Claire Association of Educator's Scholarship
College:  Deans List - Fall 1999
Other:  Excellence in Education Award, 4-H Youth Leadership Award, 4-H Achievement Award.
Citizenship United States citizen by birth
Personal Birthday: July 5, 1977
Interests: Architecture, computers, drawing, hiking, movies, music, photography, rollerblading, skiing, and skydiving .

Updated: July 31, 2001