Jacob Allen Utley; email@example.com
I have a wide range of interests. I have had a strong fascination with science and research for many years, and I plan on studying and working in biochemistry. I have worked toward advancing my experience in chemistry in several ways, such as excelling in challenging courses and undertaking many internships and research opportunities.
Co-Founder, Vice President; Belmont Engineering, Architecture, and Robotics; Sep. 2017–present.
Member; Student Members of the American Chemical Society, Belmont University Chapter; Sep. 2017–present.
Student; Belmont University, College of Sciences and Mathematics; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major, Mathematics Minor; Jun. 2017–present.
Student; Stratford Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Magnet High School, in the Academy of Science and Engineering; Aug. 2013–May 2017.
Member; Interdisciplinary Science and Research program, through Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach; Aug. 2013–May 2017.
Member (elected president, Aug. 2016); Stratford Science Club; Aug. 2015–May 2017.
Programmer and Electrical Engineer; Stratford High School Robotics Team; Spring 2014, 2015, and 2016: designed, built, and programmed robots to participate in regional and worldwide competitions, including the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, in which the team reached subdivision finals.
Photographer; Stratford Photography Club; Aug. 2016–May 2017: used professional equipment at school events to effectively capture sports and student life.
Student Ambassador; Stratford High School; Aug. 2013–May 2017: represented the school by giving tours to visitors and speaking about the school as a voice of the student body.
Athlete; Stratford High School Tennis Team; Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017: competed against other schools in tennis matches for my school’s tennis team.
Athlete; Stratford High School Cross-Country Team; Fall 2013, 2014, and 2015: ran in regional competitions for my school’s cross-country running team.
Researcher (Accepted); University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2020 NSF REU Program in Chemistry; Summer 2020: was accepted to the NSF REU Program in Chemistry at UTK, but the internship was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Desk Assistant; Belmont University, Jack C. Massey College of Business Computer Lab; Aug. 2019–Mar. 2020: performed duties as an assistant in the university's primary computer lab, such as operating the labs, monitoring campus printers, and performing intracampus deliveries.
Researcher; Belmont University, Department of Chemistry and Physics; Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program; Summer 2019: carried out research on the synthesis and characterization of several photoluminescent terbium(III) complexes.
Researcher; Belmont University, Department of Chemistry and Physics; Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program; Summer 2018: conducted research on metal ion exchange and nanoparticle synthesis in silica glass using thermal annealing and UV-visible spectrophotometry.
Intern; Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering, Medical-image Analysis and Statistical Interpretation Laboratory; Research Experience for High School Students program; Summer 2016: designed interactive educational software which uses the Xbox Kinect camera to render user-specific 3-dimensional organ models overlaying the body in real time.
Intern; Shelby Bottoms Nature Center; Summer 2015: helped operate a local nature center by performing tasks such as external communications, making informational flyers, gardening, and managing trails.
Intern; Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering, Institute for Software Integrated Systems; Summer 2014: designed and built electronic bicycle safety and tracking components such as lights and sensors using programmed microcontrollers.
Dean’s List Status Recipient; Fall 2017–Spring 2020: attained Dean’s List status at Belmont University every semester by achieving a semester GPA at or above 3.5.
First Place Chemistry Poster Award Recipient; 129th Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science for project Synthesis and Characterization of Photoluminescent Terbium(III) Complexes.
Stratford High School Valedictorian; May 2017: graduated high school as valedictorian and received Honors with Distinction for academic success.
Stratford High School Student of the Year; 2017: was chosen by administration to represent the school as the Student of the Year.
Bridges to Belmont Scholar; 2017: received a full scholarship to Belmont University on the basis of academic merit and approval by school admissions.
Presenter; 2017 Tennessee Junior Academy of Science: was accepted to present research paper for project Augmented Reality Mirror: Using Xbox Kinect to Overlay Realistic Organ Images in Real Time.
Lab Coat Recipient; 2016 Stratford High School Lab Coat Ceremony: was recognized by school for success in research work in class and in internships.
Second Place Poster Recipient; 2016 Student Research Symposium, Session II; Research Experience for High School Students program through Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach for project Augmented Reality Mirror: Using Xbox Kinect to Overlay Realistic Organ Images in Real Time.
Path to a Future in Medicine Award Recipient; 2015 College of American Pathologists for project Wolbachia, the Gender-Selective Bacterium.
Gold Award Recipient; 2015 Middle TN STEM Innovation Hub Regional STEM Exposition; "Health & Human Services" for project Wolbachia, the Gender-Selective Bacterium.
Gold Award Recipient; 2014 Metro Nashville Public Schools Exposition; "Business, Marketing, & Information Technology" for project Fetch: Physics in Computer Gaming.
First Place Poster Recipient; 2014 Stratford STEM Project Exposition; "Business, Marketing, & Information Technology" for project Fetch: Physics in Computer Gaming.
Corps evaluates STEM competition at Middle Tennessee State University; US Army Corps of Engineers; Mark Rankin; April 2015.
All SysSTEMs Go; Validity Magazine; DeeGee Lester; November 2014.