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Karl E. Johnson email:kej9@cornell.edu

B.S., January 2004, Cornell University, College of Engineering, Ithaca, NY
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering, Minor: Computer Science
Dean's List, National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar With Distinction

Technical Skills
Operating systems: Unix/Linux, Windows (all releases)
Programming languages: Java, C, C++, MIPS assembly language
Scripting languages: Perl, JavaScript, Unix/Linux shell scripts, DOS batch files
Markup languages: HTML (including CSS)
Hardware description languages: Verilog, CAST
Other software: Magic VLSI layout system, Altera MaxPlus2 schematic capture software, Concurrent Versioning System (CVS) configuration management system
Office software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator/Composer, Mozilla, Lotus Notes, Adobe Acrobat, email programs
Natural languages: Proficient in Spanish

Feb 2004 - present Firmware Engineer, Medtronic, Inc, Fridley, MN
Develop firmware for medical instruments.

Jun - Aug 2003 Summer Associate Software Engineer, Medtronic, Inc, Fridley, MN
Developed software for medical instruments group. Wrote Perl and shell scripts in Linux-based environment for field software upgrade distribution.

May - Aug 2002 Technical Co-op, 3M Automotive, Cottage Grove, MN
Assisted the re-organization of pin layouts on Allen-Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to improve performance of user interface for computer-controlled production line at manufacturing site.

Aug - Dec 2001 Technical Co-op, 3M Inhalation Drug Delivery, St. Paul, MN
Designed and tested prototypes for cutting-edge drug particle atomization project. Generated and implemented solutions to electrical, mechanical, and chemical aspects of the project.

Activities & Offices

Cornell University Student Assembly
May 2000 - Jun 2001 College of Engineering Representative
Introduced and enacted legislation regarding campus life, harassment, and other campus issues.

Sep 1999 - May 2000 New Student Representative
Introduced and enacted legislation regarding residence halls, diversity, and other issues.

Feb 2000 - Jun 2001 Liaison to Student Assembly Finance Commission
As Commission Executive Board member, allocated over $0.5 million to 300 student organizations.

May 2000 - May 2001 Chair of Committee on Information Technologies
Organized and led committee to improve computer- and on-line services for students.

Ivy Council
May 2000 - Apr 2001 Treasurer
Managed taxes and $20,000 budget for Council's activities, including student conferences, a leadership summit, and a community service outreach program for Ivy League students.

Sep 1999 - May 2000 Cornell Delegate
Represented Cornell in pan-Ivy organization. Worked with leaders from other Ivy League schools to spread information and awareness about activities, issues, and solutions on other campuses.

Cornell University College of Engineering
Sep 2000 - Jan 2004 Engineering Peer Advisor
Served as teaching assistant for freshman seminar course and resource for students.

Cornell Amateur Rock Guitarists' Organization (CARGO)
Nov 2001 - Jan 2004 Co-Founder / President / Treasurer
Organized the group, enrolling over 150 members. Secured $2500 in university grants for equipment. Led weekly meetings. Built and maintained website. Organized concert by members.

Cornell Nordic Ski Team
Sep 1999 - May 2001 Member