|Dr. Quincy York|
|Starfleet Personnel File|
|Played By:||Selton Mello|
|Current Assignment:||Chief Engineering Officer - Deep Space Nine
Mission Specialist - USS Proteus
|Education|| Cambridge University - Undergraduate in Engineering|
Cambridge University - Post-Graduate in Engineering
Starfleet Academy - Starfleet Operations Training
University of Alpha Centauri - Doctorate in Theoretical Engineering
|Affiliation|| Starfleet (Border Patrol) |
Starfleet (Starbase Operations)
Cambridge University Press
Elizabeth and James York became the proud parents of Quincy York on June 2nd, 2393 in London, England. James York, at the time, was the proud owner of York Transport. Quincy was, and remains to be, the couple's only child. Young Quincy, therefore, had the great advantage of growing up in an adventurous atmosphere. Once he came of age, his father began to teach him how the business operated, how starships worked, and how to maximize workplace effectiveness. As a side-activity, Quincy was often found winning local foot-races. He was regarded as an accomplished runner.
Quincy lived as an infant throughout the Tzenkethi War. He was too young to remember the horrific amount of tragedy that occurred during the time. However, he has slim memories of the rapid inflation that occurred after the war. Along with the majority of the Galactic Alliance, York Transportation was hit financially. Luckily, Quincy’s father and his board of corporate directors were able to keep the company from going into bankruptcy.
At the age of sixteen years, Quincy's father officially hired him on as an employee. Quincy was given the responsibility of managing the repair-dock's staff. As a dock manager, he discovered that he wanted to become an engineer. He wanted to design and refine ships. Quincy enrolled in Cambridge University at the age of 17. He performed well throughout his studies. For the most part, he was a solitary person. He kept a close ring of friends that provided him with moral and intellectual support. He completed his undergraduate studies in four years, and took extended course-work for another year. Post-college, Quincy returned to his father's side as a corporate manager. He served as York Transport's Director of Technology for three years. His craving for further knowledge convinced him to school return to for more advanced studies.
After Quincy returned to school, his professors kept him busy throughout his course-work. A severe accident during his second year as a post-graduate saw Quincy picking up an insane fear of land transport. He often had to resort to self-medication in order to relax himself before boarding land-based vehicles. After he completed his second round of course-work, he again returned to his father's side. Although Quincy retained his position as Director of Technology, he remained in the family business for only a handful of years more. He decided that civilian technology was extremely unsuitable for the work he wanted to accomplish, and thus the only way he would be able to access the cutting edge of technology would be if he worked with the military. Thusly, Quincy decided to enroll himself into Starfleet Academy. His father, only partially disgruntled, accepted his son’s resignation. As his family waved goodbye, York began another segment of his life.
He learned after his arrival, that the majority of his course work would not pertain to engineering, as he already had a well-rounded understanding and experience of it. He was placed into the operations program so he could adapt to the military life. York was treated as a scholar by the university staff, rather than a new recruit. He spent a great amount of his time in testing facilities, studying and creating advanced theories. He developed the attitude; It can always be more efficient.
Quincy spent two years at Starfleet Academy before he felt comfortable enough to release his studies to the engineering public. The majority of his articles covered warp core fueling. He had a firm belief that warp cores would be able to be fueled by something other than dilithium crystals. His work also covered topics such as engine performance, reduced power consumption, and ship maneuverability. As he was a relative newcomer to the various circles of scholarly publishing, the early reviews were lackluster at best. While he was disappointed by the reaction to his first scholarly works, the impact was lessened by the ever-present support of his family, with whom he maintained regular contact throughout the ordeal. He soon understood his work would not be regarded as highly valuable for a number of years, and he stuck with his training for the remaining two years.
While at the academy, York did not associate with his younger classmates. The age difference was made very apparent to him. The younger were often focused on social events and flattery, while Quincy was focused on his work skills and thinking through upcoming decisions. During his third year at the academy, York considered suspending his operations course-work in order to pursue a full doctorate in engineering. He consulted his professor with the dilemma. The professor reassured him that a few more years of practical experience in the field would assist him in achieving his doctor. Though skeptical, Quincy stuck with the primary track of his operations program. By graduation, he was an published engineer, and had an extensive knowledge of Starfleet operations. In due time, he finished his training at Starfleet Academy, and now serves as a Starfleet officer.
York has had a track record for keeping the majority of his personal life private. However, the record shows that he has a profound appreciation for the arts. He frequently attends theater performances and the orchestra. His personality is best described as cautious. He considers his actions before performing them.
Quincy York has become frequent author for various publishing companies. Most of his work relates to engineering theoretical, however, he also covers topics related to the practical use of engineering components and human capital. The majority of his work is recent, and fairly unknown to most of the public.
A List of York's Published Works
- Replacing Dilithium: Preparing for a Future Without it - York's first article, extolled the benefits of researching experimental compounds that could be used to replace the need for dilithium in the future. It presented a strong argument for how a cheap material could be synthesized, but the research would require a large up-front investment. It was plagued, early on, by multiple issues, and thus the article was not widely circulated among the engineering community. Investment experts were highly critical of the article for a number of reasons, although primarily because he failed to point out the high risk associated with such an investment.
- Modern Engineering: The Warp Core of Today - York's second article contrasted radically with his first. On Earth, many collegiate and secondary educators integrated the article into parts of their curriculum. "Modern Engineering" gave an in-depth explanation of the most recent engineering theories, and was well-received by the engineering community, in contrast to the first's icy reception.
- An Engineer's Handbook: Modern Theory in a Practical Setting - York's third publication was a small book, only a few hundred pages. It covered most of the theories he explained in his second publication, only in more detail, being geared more towards working shipboard professionals. It explained how to improve the matter/antimatter reaction, among other things, thus making the ship more efficient. The handbook, although well-received, was rarely used, because its target audience viewed it as reinventing the wheel.
- Lost in Space: A Solution to Pattern Destabilization – York's forth article, was his last article published during his stay at Starfleet Academy. The article tackled recent transporter accidents and provided a theoretical solution the problem. York suggested that Starfleet and civilian personnel permanently stationed aboard a space vessel should be required to have a pattern enhancing implant installed. The corporate community actually took the idea into consideration. A few companies even began developing the device. Even though the general public supported the idea, Starfleet had doubts. They refused to acknowledge the idea until practical testing was performed.
For the first two years of his service, York enrolled himself into a remote doctoral program with the University of Alpha Centauri. He was forced to cope with the duties of a Starfleet officer whilst completing a wide variety of tasks required to gain his doctorate.
York's Doctoral Dissertation
- Invisible Dangers: Practical Advice to Prevent Injuries in Engineering - York's doctoral essay, sent in to the University of Alpha Centauri.
- Family Life - Quincy York has a strong connection with his mother and father on earth. He contacts them as time allows and intends on visiting them in the near future. A picture of his mother and father can often be found near Quincy's desk or nightstand.
- Bar-tending - York does not care for the taste of alcohol, but he enjoys mixing drinks. Although his concoctions often contain alcohol, Quincy has also came up with a few non-alcoholic winners. He believes that life long friendship can be made in the presence of signature drinks.
- Education - York officially enrolled into the University of Alpha Centauri for the spring semester of 2429. He has began his doctoral studies remotely, and is forced to take low course loads due to his involvement as a Starfleet officer. The engineer compensated for the lack of credits by taking optional summer semesters.
- Music - York is an music buff. He has an obsession with various genres of music. The man has been practicing violin for well over a decade, but has never developed the mindset for public performance. Quincy has actually began working on a couple of holosuite programs that would possibly expose his crew mates to the music he enjoys.
- Art - Quincy has a variety of paintings in storage on earth. A couple of them currently hang inside of his quarters. The man was not good at sculpting, however he was able to develop the skill set required for creating basic pottery. York is hoping to visit a few non-terran art museums during his journey as an officer.
- Clothing - Due to York's involvement in the academic, private, and military sector, the man does not own a plethora of casual clothing. He is currently looking for a tailor willing to create clothing that will fit his body comfortably.
|Jan 3, 2429||COMMISSIONED into Starfleet as an Lieutenant (jg) (O-2) upon successful completion of academy training.|
|Jan 4, 2429||ASSIGNMENT: USS Wethesa (NCC-90210) - Engineering Officer.|
|May 22, 2429||ASSIGNMENT: USS Wethesa (NCC-90210) - Acting Chief Engineering Officer.|
|Aug 12, 2429||ASSIGNMENT: USS Wethesa (NCC-90210) - Chief Engineering Officer.|
|Aug 30, 2429||PRESENTED with the Unit Commendation Ribbon for service during the Betazed Crisis.|
|Aug 31, 2430||PROMOTION to the rank of Lieutenant (O-3) for services aboard the USS Wethesa (NCC-90210).|
|Jan 3, 2431||PRESENTED the Space Medal for two years of active duty service.|
|Dec 14, 2431||AWARDED a Doctoral Degree in Theoretical Engineering by the University of Alpha Centauri.|
|Jul 9, 2432||ASSIGNMENT: Assigned to officer pool after the destruction of the USS Wethesa (NCC-90210).|
|Sep 3, 2432||ASSIGNMENT: USS Lacrimosa (NCC-1881) - Assistant Chief Engineering Officer.|
|Oct 7, 2432||ASSIGNMENT: USS Nereus (NCC-74926) - Assistant Chief Engineering Officer.|
|Oct 26, 2432||PRESENTED with the Unit Excellence Ribbon for services aboard the USS Lacrimosa (NCC-1881).|
|Mar 6, 2433||PRESENTED with a Letter of Commendation for professionalism and calmness presented during an engagement with the dominion.|
|Feb 6, 2434||ASSIGNMENT: Assigned to officer pool after a request for personal studies.|
|Mar 8, 2436||ASSIGNMENT: Deep Space Nine - Engineering Officer|
|Oct 8, 2436||APPLIES to the Starfleet Corps of Engineers under the command of RADM tr'Sahehn.|
|Mar 10, 2437||PRESENTED with the Meritorious Service Medal for conducting an engineering analysis of an alien vessel in dangerous EVA conditions.|
|Feb 22, 2438||ASSIGNMENT: Deep Space Nine - Chief Engineering Officer|
|Sep 5, 2438||PRESENTED with the Good Conduct Medal for four years of naval service.|
|Sep 6, 2438||PROMOTION to the rank of Lieutenant Commander (O-4) for almost a decade of upstanding service.|