About me

My name is Maxine Tan, and I am a student at Charlotte Latin School. I really want to pursue engineering as a career, so FabAcademy will set me up really nicely for that!


From April 2018 through August 2018, I worked with Nigel Zheng in the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science department at UNC Charlotte. I did motion analysis on a study focused on the effectiveness of different types of total knee replacements (TKA).

In the upcoming summer (summer 2019), I will take an internship at Duke underneath Ken Gall in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Fab Academy Student Agreement

The Fab Academy is responsible for:

  • Teaching principles and practices of digital fabrication
  • Arranging lectures, recitations, meetings, and events for the class
  • Evaluating and providing feedback on student work
  • Offering clear standards for completing assignments
  • Certifying and archiving student progress
  • Supervising class preparation
  • Reviewing prospective students, instructors, and labs
  • Providing central staff and infrastructure for students, instructors, and labs
  • Fund-raising for costs not covered by student tuition
  • Managing and reporting on the program’s finances, results, and impacts
  • Publicizing the program
  • Promoting a respectful environment free of harassment and discrimination

I am a Fab Academy student, responsible for:

  • Attending class lectures and participating in reviews
  • Developing and documenting projects assigned to introduce and demonstrate skills
  • Honestly reporting on my work
  • Working safely
  • Leaving workspaces in the same (or better) condition than I found them
  • Participating in the upkeep of my lab
  • Ensuring that my tuition to cover local and central class costs is covered
  • Promoting a respectful environment free of harassment and discrimination

Signed by committing this file in my repository,

Maxine J Tan