Entrant Profile

David Dranchak

Location: Belgrade, Montana United States

Company: Next Planet Research, LLC

Profession: Business Owner/Manager

Number of times previously entering contest: 2

Favorite design and analysis tools: Autodesk Fusion 360, Gliffy, Smartsheet, Office 2016, Visio, Canva, Sketchup, Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, G Suite, Python

Hobbies and activities: Nordic Skiing, Anthropology, Cullinary Arts

Online communities: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter

Inspired by: My general sense of complex systems in nature has been the driving impetus for my portfolio of design concepts, routes toward scientific inquiry and the desire to explore the unknown as well as to conceive beyond what is commonly accepted as fact. The philosophical center of my engineering and problem solving strategy combines the formulations for Chaos Theory, The General Theory of Relativity, Evolution and Natural Selection. Together these concepts serve as a guideline for analysis and a solid foundation for hypothesis. It is through this lens that I have been able to imagine other Earth-like worlds, parallel universes and differing configurations of our universe or multiverse. It is this same imagination that has allowed me to embrace uncertainty, and to tackle difficult engineering problems.

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