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Devon Rule

Devon Rule

Chemical Engineering Student at Rice University

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Baker Hughes

Field Engineeering Intern

• Inspected, redressed, and tested over 300 individual thru-tubing and fishing tools for use in South Texas shale gas fracking workover operations.
• Reviewed component failures to develop and fabricate thru-tubing tool improvements. Involved in the redesign of a thru-tubing motor drive shaft to increase the reliability of Baker Hughes’ worldwide wellbore interventions.
• Coordinated day to day operations for South Texas thru-tubing completions. Billed 5 major customers for over $1 million in rendered products and services.
• Conducted weekly warehouse safety inspections of equipment valued at over $10 million.

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James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy -- Rice University

Science and Technology Policy Intern

• Worked with Drs. Neal Lane and Kirstin Matthews in conducting science and technology policy research for publication in major journals. Acknowledged in: Kirstin R. W. Matthews et al., “The Aging of Biomedical Research in the United States,” PLoS ONE 6, no. 12 (December 28, 2011): e29738.
• Focused on researching and writing a publication concerning the current state of biomedical research in the U.S. and international citation trends. In process of submitting resultant manuscript to major science and policy journals.

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National Science Foundation

Legislative and Public Affairs Intern

• Wrote 10 speeches for NSF Director Dr. Subra Suresh and Deputy Director Dr. Cora Marrett to be delivered at varied conferences and ceremonies.
• Wrote 2 major memorandums to Congress that helped shape polar and political science research policies in the U.S. Work published in White House report: Arctic Research Plan FY 2013- 2017.
• Audited all statues and titles of US Code and the 2012 Appropriations Bill relevant to NSF activities. Translated this legislative analysis into a complete calendar for internal use of NSF’s obligations to Congress.
• Conducted strategic analysis to produce a set of targeted materials for all 79 freshmen Members of the 113th Congress detailing how NSF impacts issues important to their constituents like health, education, and defense.

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Rice University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering