Jan 08, 2020

Patrick James Halkett

  • Analyst/Engineer
  • Philadelphia, PA, US
Full time Engineering Entry Level Manufacturing Research Science

Personal Summary

University of Chicago '18: Physics Major with Specialization in Astrophysics and Statistics Minor

Statistics minor included: Statistical Models/Methods, Applied Regression Analysis, Analysis of Categorical Data, Statistical Theory/Methods, Linear Models/Experimental Design (all of these courses required R)

Physics major included: Quantum Mechanics, Modern Physics, Experimental Physics,
Intermediate Mechanics/Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Waves, Heat, Statistical/Thermal Physics, Spacetime and Black Holes (General Relativity), Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

Astrophysics Specialization included: Physics of Stars and Stellar Systems, Physics of Galaxies and the Universe, Modern Topics in Astrophysics (Gravitational Lensing and Exoplanets), and Introduction to Cosmology

During the summer of 2016 I conducted research on gravitational lensing of black holes under the guidance of professor Henric Krawczynski at WashU at St. Louis and wrote a paper featured in UChicago's undergraduate research magazine. In the summer of 2017 I participated in research regarding ultra-faint dwarf galaxies (HERON project) with professor R. Michael Rich at UCLA alongside two foreign exchange students from Nanjing University.

I am passionate about STEM and spent 40+ hours volunteering with an After-School Science Program at an elementary/middle school (in Chicago) where we held small physics/biology/chemistry/engineering experiments with kids from ages 5-14. I always enjoy helping people solve problems that have been giving them trouble before.

I am seeking a position where I can utilize the analytical skills I developed while pursuing my physics degree for a company with innovative and sustainable technology.

Work Experience

Tutor/Test Preparation
Sep 2018 - Present A+ Test Prep & Tutoring

Math/Science Tutor and SAT/ACT Test preparation for schools and families

Substitute Teacher
Jan 2019 - Present William Penn Charter School

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Mathematics (algebra - calculus)

Undergraduate Researcher
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017 University of California

Conducted research on ultra-faint dwarf galaxies and combed through galactic databases to catalog available candidates for closer observation (HERON Project).

Undergraduate Researcher
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016 Washington University

Conducted research on gravitational microlensing statistics under guidance of professor Henric Krawczynski by expanding an inverse ray shooting code he originally developed. This research was concluded with a report I wrote that was featured in the University of Chicago's undergraduate research magazine, Scientia.


B.A. - Physics (Statistics Minor)
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018 University of Chicago