Nikolaus Zen Prusinski
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.
Bachelor of Science, Physics - Astronomy Emphasis, 2016 - 2020 est.
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, 2016 - 2020 est.
Full time University Student since Fall 2016 (age 15) pursuing Astrophysics, Mathematics and Music. Dean's Honor List 5/6 semesters, averaging 17-21 credits per semester. Current GPA: 3.928. Expected Graduation May 2020. Astronomy (Link) since 2015 (age 14) Extracurricular activities include Aviation (Student Pilot), Sailing (Helm), and the CGCA (gravity wave research), (Transcript) .
College Board (ACT)
AP Scholar -
Saint Francis High School, Saint Francis, WI.
Finished High School campus work in two years (ages 13 - 15) 2014 to 2016. -
Emphasis in Science,
Math, Robotics & Music at the Honors/AP level. Gifted and
Talented Program, Board Sponsored Youth Options started College
15 (2016) at University of Wisconsin -
Milwaukee. First in class rank with 4.548 GPA.
First in class rank with 4.548 GPA.(Transcript)
Deer Creek Intermediate
School , Saint Francis, WI.
, Saint Francis, WI.
General Curriculum- IQ
Tested, Added to Gifted and Talented Program
to Programming (Professor Richard Blum)
Language , editing graphical interfaces.
, editing graphical interfaces.
,AWARDS & Scholarships
UWM Physics Department; James M. Martin Memorial Scholarship - 2019, 2020
William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Participant - 2017, 2018
Member UWM Honors College (age 16) since Novemeber 21, 2017
junior Honor Court, Saint Francis High School June, 2017, Valedictorian.
National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Award of Excellence Nomination - 2016
Inspire Award - for Robotic Programming & Sensor
Certificate of Appreciation - for Inspiring Youth STEM
Saint Francis High School 2014 - 2017
Tutor in RobotC, JAVA and C++, Python Programming Languages, Math and Music; individually and small groups.
Deer Creek Intermediate School
Lecturer – RobotC
Programing Movement & Sensor Integration (FTC) -
Developed Syllabus and Course Material (PPS & MPG/AVI multimedia).
Instructor – FIRST FLL
Mindstorms2 Programming 4th – 8th Graders -
Developed Course(s) with
8th Grade Science Teacher (Mr. Peter
Graven), Presented during
school year and summer programs.
– Zen42 Tetrix Sensor Robot -
Design, Build, Program and Present robots at Public Shows/Displays, Public Library Demonstrations, G. E. Campus, Waukesha, Wisconsin for Scouts and general public. Saint Francis Middle and High School, East Troy High School. Search “Zen42” on YouTube for examples.
Pulsar Candidate Rating through the ARCC (Arecibo Remote Command Center) Group at UWM - Prof. Kaplan - 2016 - 2017
UWM – Hand Rehabilitation Lab
Design, Build &
Programming Special Collaborator -
Created “Towerbot” Digital Filament Stimulator integral to Stroke Patient nerve regeneration. Worked with Dr. Na Jin Seo’s team, including Dr. Pilwon Hur, Dr. Greg Slota and Kishor Lakshminarayanan, Ph. D. Student, over two years as needed.
Work RELATED EXPERIENCE
U. S. Patent and Trademark Office
& Utility Patent -
Design, Research and Field Test Face Protection device for bicyclists. Co-developed and formed online global retail sales of same (http://gbnpro.com/ ) as result of work.
Computer Repair & Build Service
Build & Repair
PC, Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS & Android repairs and upgrades, hardware, software and new
builds. Antivirus cleanups,
small network repairs, wired and WiFi functional.
Most software work done remotely using TeamViewer and
Most software work done remotely using TeamViewer and Skype.
PUBLICATIONS, PAPERS, Video and Internet
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 2015 - Date
Manfred Olson Planetarium - Stargazing Group Leader
Planetarium Website Cover Piece - November 8th, 2016
Planetarium Website Publication Detail - November 8th, 2016
Present live shows to general audiences on constellations (and associated mythology), current astronomy news, and specific astronomical topics (e.g. black holes, birth of the universe, etc.). As lead stargazer, improved UWM observatory to feature a 14" reflecting telescope on a permanent computerized mount with astrophotography capabilities using a CCD camera. Now the planetarium holds weekly stargazing events (weather permitting) allowing visitors to see a variety of objects.
Provisional Patent Application USPTO (above)
claims and abstract work with Patent Attorney. -
Create, design, produce,
and publish text and video on to private/public
servers, Facebook, and YouTube. Publish to share
programming privately and for High School Programming
Classes. Also used to share recreational interests
with friends/public to keep HTML/CSS web functional.
Use WebExpression Web4, Ipswitch 12 on Mac Pro iOS,
Linux (Zorin Distro) and Windows 7 – 10 systems. -
First personal website
design and program using Microsoft’s WebExpression Web
3 for editing and Ipswitch 10 for FTP transfers on
private server, Built first PC clone to augment
Website work and HTML/CSS Programming development.
English – Native Language with College (AP) Level Competence.
Spanish – Read, Speak and Write at College (AP) Level Competence.
MEMBERSHIPS, Interests & Volunteering
Milwaukee Community/UWM Chancellor Recognition - 2017
UWM Honors College since Novemeber 21, 2017
UWM Astroclub - 2015 - Date
Milwaukee County Park/Golf courses - Junior Golfer 17 handicap - 2013 - Date
Great Lakes Sailor – Helm, Nav & Sheet Masthead Sloop “Paprika”. - 2010 - Date
Horn Participant; UWM Horn Choir, UWM Symphony Band, UWM University Community Orchestra, Milwaukee Municipal Orchestra - 2016 - Date
Lighthouse Activities Crew – SFHS Snack Food Preparation and Service. - 2015 - 2016.
St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care – Summer Help - support for all ages. - 2012
Recommendations and Releases
Open Minor Research/Academic Release
Ms. Melissa Mills (2017) - Academic/Community Reference SFHS English Dept.
Dr. Sowmya Desai (10/2015) - Academic Reference - SFHS Science Dept.
Positions of Interest with Requirements as goals (downloadable PDF's)
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