JACOB E. MENDELSSOHN

190 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117 860-205-3840 jakemendelssohn@sbcglobal.net


C U R R I C U L U M V I T A E P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E

The STEMIE Coalition, 2016 to present

E D U C A T I O N

International Outreach Coordinator – Identifying and supporting Invention Education programs around the world.


ABILIX, 2003 to present

E D U C A T I O N A L R O B O T I C S

Consultant and advisor – Assisting in the development of products and curricula to the largest educational Robotics company in China with sales in 48 countries around the world. Lecturing on the application of Robotics in education at universities, schools and conferences throughout China.


CONNECTICUT RIVER ACADEMY, 2017 to 2018

E D U C A T I O N

Technical Faculty - teaching advanced manufacturing and prototyping courses


GOODWIN COLLEGE, 2017 to 2018

E D U C A T I O N

Adjunct Professor - teaching mathematics courses


CONNECTICUT INVENTION CONVENTION, 2013 to 2016

C U R R I C U L U M A N D E D U C A T I O N S U P P O R T

Outreach Director – Developed STEM curriculum and trained teachers in the use of the process of inventing to enhance the critical thinking and problem-solving skills of their students to achieve NGSS Goals


GREATER HARTFORD ACADEMY OF MATH AND SCIENCE, 2000 - 2008 and 2010 - 2013

E D U C A T I O N

Taught advanced courses in Physics, Electricity & Magnetism, Electronics, Photonics and Robotics. BioDiesel Project (Advisor for student project to grow algae and then convert it into bio-diesel fuel) FIRST Robotics Team Faculty Coach (Advisor for team competing in the FIRST Robotics contests)

CAD (Computer Aided Design and prototyping using rapid-prototyping 3D printer and CNC milling machine)

Economics and Finance (Macro, micro and personal finance and economics)

Outreach Programs (Summer & Saturday STEM programs for 4th - 7th graders in the Greater Hartford Region)


CONNECTICUT SCIENCE CENTER, 2008 - 2010

E D U C A T I O N M A N A G E M E N T

School Program Manager – Helped create and direct the various Science Center classroom programs aligned to the CT Science Standards. Developed and presented Professional Development programs to teachers.


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TECHNOLOGY SERVICES INSTITUTE, 1984 - 2014

E N T R E P R E N E U R I A L

Consultant to business, industry and educational institutions on technology and manufacturing.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES:

How Does It Work? Program - Worked on a 4-year grant from the Science Center of Connecticut and United Technologies Corporation to bring its technology into the classroom.

Zumny Interface - Designed and manufactured microprocessor interface that allows the control of educational Robotics for schools and hobbyists.

Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program – Developed and taught hands-on science and technology programs.


BATROW INC, 1997 - 2006

M A N U F A C T U R I N G

Designed and implemented the manufacture of mechanical and microprocessor timing and control equipment for this major supplier to the greenhouse and plant nursery industry.


TRINITY COLLEGE, 1996 - 2005

R O B O T I C S C O N T E S T

Created, developed and ran the international Trinity College Fire-Fighting Robot Contest, which attracted thousands of contestants from dozens of countries.


CONNECTICUT STATE TECHNOLOGY EXTENSION PROGRAM, 1994 - 2000

M A N U F A C T U R I N G

Conn/STEP Field Engineer - Helped Connecticut manufacturers apply advanced manufacturing and management technologies to become more competitive.

Center Information System Training - Taught the use of the Lotus Notes based information system to engineers at Manufacturing Extension Programs around the country.

School to Career Program - Ran Connecticut Business and Industry Association project to increase the awareness of teachers and guidance counselors of the employment potential for their students.

Workforce Development Project - Engaged in a program for the National Institute of Standards and Technology to identify the workforce knowledge and skills needed by the photonics industry.


CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, 1993 - 1994

M A N U F A C T U R I N G

Director of the Manufacturing Applications Center - Established outreach program to assist Connecticut companies in solving their manufacturing problems and modernizing their operations.


MODERN SCHOOL SUPPLIES, 1990 - 1993

H A R D W A R E A N D S O F T W A R E D E S I G N

Product Development Manager - Developed state-of-the-art educational Robotics and computerized data acquisition systems for use in “Principles of Technology” curriculum.

C U R R I C U L U M W R I T I N G

Curriculum Writer - Wrote curricula in Robotics, fiber optics and physics/mechanics for grades 3 to 12 in use throughout the United States.

S A L E S

Engineering Sales Consultant – Demonstrating, selling and training CAD systems on both MS-DOS and Macintosh platforms to engineers, architects and other professionals in the building industry.


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SCIENCE MUSEUM OF CONNECTICUT, 1987 - 1990

S C I E N C E & T E C H N O L O G Y

Director of New Technology Projects - Primary responsibilities included designing, creating and implementing new programs both on-site and in out-reach programs for emerging technologies.

E D U C A T I O N

Director of Outreach Program - Established, marketed and developed program and curriculum. Supervised and taught instructional seminars throughout New England.

P U B L I S H I N G

Founder/Editor/Publisher, Robot Review - the museum's international, bimonthly Robotics newsletter.


SETI, INC., 1983 - 1984

C O N S U L T I N G

Special Projects Consultant to engineering company involved in research and development on industrial and military contracts.


NATIONWIDE ROBOTS, Founded company 1977; sold company 1984

I N V E N T I N G

Inventor and designer of promotional Robots and other electronic and electromechanical devices which company manufactured for sale and rental worldwide.


NATIONWIDE MEDI-ALERT, Co-founded company 1976; sold interest 1981

M A N U F A C T U R I N G

Designer and supervisor of the manufacture of emergency communications equipment.


DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL, 1973 - 1975

M A N A G E M E N T

Manager of Export Division, in charge of handling the domestic purchase and international sale of transportation and construction equipment.

Manager of Data Processing Department, administering a staff of twenty-five.


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