Sandy H. Straus is an engineer, inventor, licensed contractor, and founder and CEO of ESRA Consulting Corporation ™  (ESRA). She holds two patents associated with automated devices and systems to rapidly screen the masses for vision, cognition, and skills with applications in areas such as health, transportation licensing, and voting processes.  She is also the co-inventor of the automated screening tools, the Automatic Trail Making Test ™ and the Automatic Clock Drawing Test ™ .  The Automatic Trail Making Test ™ is used by the United States Military.  This tool is used to rapidly and effectively detect Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) of the masses.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends the Clock Drawing Test and the Trail Making Test Part B to screen the cognition of older drivers.   

Sandy H. Straus now has several patents pending products associated with devices, methods, and systems associated with waste disposal, pest repellent, and lighting, and vision safety.


Sandy H. Straus is the author of several key United States Department of Transportation (DOT) publications and numerous scientific and technical journal articles.  Her DOT publications are the gold standard on automated vision screening tests and overweight vehicles (pavement damage estimation and truck-only lane designs) and are featured in the media.


Sandy H. Straus studied at the University of Arizona College of Mines.  She received a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida International University.  

Her Ph.D. studies in Mechanical Engineering focused on fluid mechanics, heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics. parallel computing, and complex fluid flow field simulation research and development.  


As one of the only women in the USA who is dual-licensed as a General Contractor with a specialty in blasting, Sandy H. Straus has developed many safety and security modules as these relate to explosives safety and incident awareness.  The United States Department of Defense has recognized her efforts.  She has also provided consulting services to many government agencies, defense contractors, tribes, and large private companies for over fifteen years.

Sandy H. Straus is laser-focused on achieving the design, development, and manufacture of safe, green, and organic  

solutions to complex challenges.

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