About Me

Hello! My name is Alaina Bentley and I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Currently, I am living in Fort Collins, Colorado as a recent graduate at Colorado State University. I have just completed my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, including an Aerospace Concentration and a Mathematics Minor.

During my time at CSU, I completed 138 credits and maintained a 3.33 GPA. I worked two on-campus jobs during the school year, one as an Intramural Manager and another as a TA for the Math department. Currently, I am awaiting the start of my Early Career position as a Mechanical Propulsion Engineer at Lockheed Martin Space

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, skiing, camping, video games, and extending my knowledge. As of right now, I am learning a few different coding languages and spending time with my dog and friends.

As a Mechanical Engineering graduate, there were many projects and reports completed during my undergrad. This website will highlight my most prominent projects.

Featured Projects

All of these projects were completed throughout my undergraduate degree at Colorado State University.

Final Metal Clock, Trivet, and Screwdriver

Metal Clock, Screwdriver, Trivet

All three of these projects were done completely in the CSU-EMEC, which is a large manufacturing lab equipped with lathes, CNC machines, mills, and anything else needed for small-scale manufacturing. Read more about each project by clicking one of the links below!

View Metal Clock Project View Screwdriver Project View Trivet Project
Final Roombot

The RoomBot

This project was a group project with the main goal of designing and producing a working autonomous vacuum cleaner. Click on the link below to learn more!

View The RoomBot Project

FSAE Senior Design

This project was for my senior design credit. In a club of 40, and a team of 10, we completed the car and competed at the international competition in Michigan in May 2024. Click on the link below to learn more!

View The FSAE Car
Big Red Battleship

The (BRB) Big Red Battleship

This project was a part of a graduate course taken in my undergrad, MECH 519, led by Walter Thompson. Click on the link below to learn more!

View The BRB

Work Experience

As a recent CSU graduate, I have worked many jobs over the years, therefore I will only include my most recent and relevant jobs.

Test Engineering Intern

Woodward, Inc.

May 2023-March 2024

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  • Work alongside the senior test engineers to help them with production errors.

  • Complete certain projects assigned by leaders.

  • Have strong knowledge of NI programs such as LabVIEW, VeriStand, and TestStand.

  • Understand interfacing between hardware and software in order to problem solve in real time errors.

Intramural Manager

CSU Recreation Center

May 2021-May 2024

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  • Provide a strong leadership example to all Officials, including performing evaluations and constructive feedback.

  • Ensure safety of activity areas, including a safe and effective environment for patrons.

  • Uphold all department policies and procedures for patron and employee management: critical thinking, training, enforcement, problem solving, communication, and judgment to identify and apply existing guidelines.

  • Serve as risk management front line personnel to check for safety.

  • First responder to injuries or incidents.


Colorado State University- Fort Collins, CO

Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering, August 2020-May 2024

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.33

  • Aerospace Concentration

  • Completed a Minor in Mathematics

Worked for the Campus Recreation Center 3 years. Worked for the Math department as a TA for one year. Awarded work study for final two years. Played many intramural sports and awarded many championships.

Dimond High School- Anchorage, AK

High School Diploma, August 2016-May 2020

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.7

  • Graduated Cum Laude

Played many sports including varsity letters in Flag Football, Softball, and Cheerleading. Named as Second Team All State Middle Linebacker for Alaska in 2019. Was a member for four years of Band, Jazz Band, and the Pep Band. Competed in many mathematics competitions, took four AP classes.