Nikki Arm

About Me



School Year


5th Year at California Polytechnic State University

at San Luis Obispo

Mechanical Engineering Major

Baker and Koob Endowment 2021-22

Deep Ocean Vehicle (DOV) Team

Barrel Eye Explorers - Senior Project

Cal Poly Metal Shops 

Senior Tech 2018-Current

Safety Supervisor 2019-2020

Adult Girl Scout


Gold Award Recipient

July, 2016

Global Ocean Design

Summer 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



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 & build.

Note: 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!