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Nikki Arm

About Me


Instrumentation Engineer II Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 

Working in the Ocean Observatories Initiative

Master's Degree - California Polytechnic State University

at San Luis Obispo

Mechanical Engineering

Baker and Koob Endowment Award

Master's Project - 2022-23

December 2023

Deep Ocean Vehicle (DOV) Scientific Payload

Barrel Eye Explorers

Baker and Koob Endowment Award

Senior Project - 2021-22

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Cal Poly Machine Shops 

Shop Tech 2018-Current

Safety Supervisor 2019-2020

Global Ocean Design

Summer R&D Intern - 2021

Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Summer Research Intern

2018 & 2019

Society of Women Engineers

Collegiate Member

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Collegiate Member


Northrup Grumman

Collaboration Project Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Member


Adult Girl Scout


Gold Award Recipient

July, 2016


Certified SCUBA Diver


My Life Goal

Design and build underwater

ROV's and submarines for deep sea research and become the first woman to visit the bottom of the Mariana Trench riding in a ROV or submarine that I designed & built.

*Congratulations to Kathy Sullivan for being the first woman to the bottom of the Mariana Trench on June 7, 2020

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I’d like to say a special thank you to:


PCH Litho - for helping with publishing needs.  Visit them if you’re in need of printing services.

Tell them GirlsLoveSTEAM recommended them.


Team Paradox #2102 - for inspiring me -


Kerri Arm and Family for all your help with Riley Loves Robotics.


Steve Amiaga and Family for all your help with Sarah Loves Science.  


My Family and Friends for being there and helping me along the way.



Thank You for Visiting!

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