Joshua Franz

BS at University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Electrical Engineering, 2015


I have always had a strong interest in computers, since learning to program in middle school. While doing programming work for my school's FIRST Robotics team in high school, I discovered electronics, and since then, I've known that I want to work with hardware for the rest of my life. Now, as an Electrical Engineering student at the University of Michigan, I am actively looking for places to apply my experience. I joined the student group Michigan Autonomous Aerial Vehicles (MAAV) shortly after

Work History

2012 present
MAAV Hardware and Software Developer

Member of Michigan Autonomous Aerial Vehicles (MAAV) at the University of Michigan. My role included both hardware and software development for an autonomous quadrotor helicopter.

2011 2012
Gentex Corporation Internship

Design Engineering Intern for two summers, taking on many different projects, including Research and Development, Measurement Tool Development, and Soldering. Involved independent and intensive design work. Also developed a project archive utility to ensure design safety

2009 2011
Nacha Tindey Lodge Secretary and Treasurer

Secretary and Treasurer, on the committee that orchestrated activities for more than 1000 youth in the West Michigan Area.

2007 2010
FIRST Robotics Lead Programmer and Electronics

Lead Programmer and Electronics, as well as some CAD work


Aug 2011 May 2015
Jan 2008 Jan 2011

Fields of Study

  • Electrical Engineering


  • .NET
  • Algorithms
  • Allegro Mentor
  • Analog
  • Analog Power
  • Autodesk
  • C++
  • CAD
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Circuit Design
  • Computer Programming
  • Control System Design
  • Design Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Embedded Programming
  • Java
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Mentorship
  • Microsoft Office
  • Robotics
  • SMPS Design
  • Secretary
  • Soldering
  • Teaching

Honors, Awards and Achievements

  • Member of the 2012 MHacks:Impact Hackathon Winning Team
  • Eagle Scout Award
  • Junior and Senior of the Year from the Mathematics Department at Holland Christian High School
  • Deans List at the University of Michigan for Fall 2011 and Winter 2012