About

My old website served as an addition to my resume during high school. I have projects just for fun, sports and music achievements, and important experiences in high school that have helped me significantly in my areas of interest. Most of the contents in my old website are from high school. I’ve kept this content on the website solely because I put a lot of work and effort into it, and now my website serves other purposes and is geared more towards experiences rather than accomplishments.

IN-Season

I played on the Georgia Tech Women's Club Soccer team. We play other schools' club teams and practice on a less demanding schedule than a varsity team. In fall (2017), we ranked 10th in our Region with an overall record of 10-3-1, earning a bid to play in the regional tournament in Greenville, North Carolina. I have since only played for fun, allowing myself to spend more time in other sports. 

 

 

Sports Achievements

  • Nominated for All-State Midfielder- 2015

  • 2015 First Team All-Region

  • 2015 Midfielder of the Year

  • 2015 District 1-AAA All-Tournament Team

  • 2013, 2014, and 2015 First Team All-Conference

  • 2013 Defender of the Year

  • 2013, 2014, and 2015 Varsity starter

  • Created the Lady Topper Soccer website

  • Created the GT Women's Club website

Photos

Violin

I am currently working on Suzuki Book 9 in my violin studies. I am invited to play for weddings and groups that play for nursing homes or the public library. Unfortunately, due to scheduling issues, I am not able to participate in the Georgia Tech Orchestra. I am still practicing and playing at events.

Achievements

  • Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra- 2012-2015

  • Most Outstanding Orchestra Student- 2010 and 2011

  • Associate concertmaster of the Science Hill Orchestra- 2014

  • All-East Senior Clinic- 2014

  • Built an electric violin out of maple and mahogany wood

The front of my electric violin that I made. The intonation is a bit metallic, but it can play through an amp at various sounds.

The front of my electric violin that I made. The intonation is a bit metallic, but it can play through an amp at various sounds.

Playing with the Science Hill Quartet on the Orchestra homecoming float.

Playing with the Science Hill Quartet on the Orchestra homecoming float.

The back of my electric violin. I mounted the audio jack and enclosed it with mahogany on the bottom. This does not interfere with playing, as the shoulder rest lays directly underneath this.

The back of my electric violin. I mounted the audio jack and enclosed it with mahogany on the bottom. This does not interfere with playing, as the shoulder rest lays directly underneath this.

This page is dedicated to share my experiences out of school that have helped me academically. 

Governor's School

I attended Governor's School for Sciences and Engineering at UT Knoxville for the month of June 2014. We attended a morning lecture Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in a class called Thinking Scientifically. Tuesdays and Thursdays we had a computer class on building websites with Google Sites. In the afternoon we had a class of our choice in the sciences in which I chose Chemistry. We had either one or two labs each week. Even though it was only a month, Governor's School proved to be very useful in many aspects and gave insight as to what college work would be like.

Labs:

You can download my labs performed at Governor's School here:

Bio-Diesel

Clock Reactions

The Production of Aspirin

Popping Popcorn

Fat in Potato Chips

Graduation Day!

Graduation Day!

 

Final Projects:

In Thinking Scientifically, we were asked to summarize a recent scientific experiment.

We also were put into groups of three to design a website in our science of choice. Our website consisted of breakthroughs in Diabetes.

ETSU Code Camp

During the summer, teenagers are invited to attend ETSU's Code Camp to brush on topics ranging from 3D design to coding. We spend the week learning Java and HTML, Scratch, and Tinkercad. This experience has allowed me to venture into depth into whatever activities interested me. It has also allowed me to speak with Computer Science and Information Technology majors one-on-one to learn about networking and how coding ties into ethical hacking and penetration testing. Using Tinkercad I created this Companion Cube from Portal using basic shapes such as spheres, cubes, triangular prisms, and cylinders. When completed, I will also upload the HTML website and Scratch game. Although these were all basic skills learned, it was extremely beneficial to touch on different aspects of math and science integrated into computers to find interests.

Projects Overview

Electric Violin

This is my electric violin I designed and built. The body and neck are carved out of solid maple, and the fingerboard is mahogany. The piezoelectric pickup(in the bridge) is soldered to a 1/4" audio jack. This project took about 6 months.

This is my electric violin I designed and built. The body and neck are carved out of solid maple, and the fingerboard is mahogany. The piezoelectric pickup(in the bridge) is soldered to a 1/4" audio jack. This project took about 6 months.


Weighted Companion Cube

This is a companion cube from the popular game Portal. This was made from pieces of felt, pillow stuffing, and seat cushioning. I sewed it up with a sewing machine and hand-sewed the last side.

This is a companion cube from the popular game Portal. This was made from pieces of felt, pillow stuffing, and seat cushioning. I sewed it up with a sewing machine and hand-sewed the last side.


Minecraft Server

Here is a download of the world save.

Here is a link to my Shapeways Minecraft model of the White House.

Here is the WRL 3D render file.

The server stayed up for a couple months before I shut it down due to an unavoidably bad upload speed. It ran smoothly until 12 or more people were on at one time. I enjoyed the server and providing an area for people to get together and create. While the plugins were created by other people, I learned how to organize a server, edit files in order to have the characteristics I desire for the server, and experiment with hosting a server.





3D Printer

A lot of my focus is geared towards how to conceptualize and create new things. Building and using a 3d printer has allowed me to dream of any gadget or part and print it in real life. Here is a link to the building and afterwards of the printer.


TN Help App

This is available in the Apple App Store and currently only available for iOS. This is a resource for local police officers and others who work with children, providing information to quickly help affected bystanders, mainly children, in times of crisis. TN Help provides information for 8 local county areas in Northeast Tennessee, Tennessee state-wide contacts, and contacts nation-wide. When integrated into school systems and police departments, this app will make the task of helping children more available and encouraged.


websites

The website I created in July/August 2014 for the high school soccer team. It is currently being operated by me regarding stats, rosters, and schedules.


Card Sphere


Robot From RC Car


TN HElp Application

TN Help is designed to provide easy access to those who are involved with the care of children. Whether a child is indirectly a bystander of drug use, abuse, or another incident, TN Help provides resources to those who currently have iOS devices, and I am currently working on an app for the Android platform. The app provides contacts in all the District 1 counties in Tennessee as well as State and Federal contacts for the area. For any questions regarding the app in its first few versions, you can contact me at mcaveney@embarqmail.com.

 

5/31/17 Update: I have updated the code to work for iOS 10. This was easier than I thought, and I basically just imported the files and pictures into the new Xcode, updated the deprecated methods to new ones, and reorganized the files for the new version of Xcode. I primarily did this to have the app on my phone as an example, and I do not plan on putting the app in the App Store until the Johnson City School System expresses interest in completing the Handle With Care program in the area.