August 27, 2019

Meet Our Leaders

Chief Engineer – Solid

Paige Lambright

Chief Engineer – Liquid

Nicholas Graham

Chief Educator

Sean Oswald

The Rocket Design Team oversees three main projects: a solid propulsion sounding rocket, a liquid propulsion system, and new member education. Our chief engineers/educator oversee their respective projects, while our subgroups below assist the chiefs into the development of our rockets.

Aerodynamics and Recovery

Lead: Sylvia Austin

Tasked with development of non electronic recovery system and aerodynamic analysis of the rocket in simulated flight. Construction of parachute systems, and ejection testing


Electronics – Flight Avionics

Lead: Ben Martin

This subgroup manages the payload and flight computer that is placed inside the rocket. They design and develop experimental payloads that can eventually find a purpose in our future rocket designs while the flight computer is responsible for flight telemetry and deployment of recovery devices.


Electronics – Test Fire Electronics

Lead: Ari Ortiz

This subgroup handles controls, data collection, and hardware of the electrical systems used for our test fires. This subgroup sets up and customizes the systems we need to operate our test stands and characterize our propulsive devices for the liquid and solid rocket projects.


Electronics – Test Fire Electronics

Lead: Rakshak Sudhakaran

This subgroup handles controls, data collection, and hardware of the electrical systems used for our test fires. This subgroup sets up and customizes the systems we need to operate our test stands and characterize our propulsive devices for the liquid and solid rocket projects.


Solid Propulsion

Lead: Austin Doan

This subgroup deals with all aspects regarding the solid rocket motor. This entails designing and manufacturing motor components, mixing propellant, conducting static test fires. This group has developed many student designed motors and plan to create many more.


Solid Propulsion

Sub-lead: Nathan Roy

This subgroup deals with the formulation, mixing, and casting of the solid motors. This entails creating safe an efficient formulations, developing procedures for successful mixing, and making the physical motor.


Liquid Propulsion

Lead: Edith Liebetreu

The liquid propulsion subgroup develops the propulsive system of the liquid rocket. They research and design injectors, manifolds, combustion chambers, nozzles, and cooling systems.


Liquid Propulsion

Lead: Justin Riegerix

The liquid propulsion subgroup develops the propulsive system of the liquid rocket. They research and design injectors, manifolds, combustion chambers, nozzles, and cooling systems.


Control Systems

Lead: Peter Leimer

The control systems subgroup designs and manufactures the system controls for the liquid rocket’s feed system including the main propellant valves, vent and fill system.


Structures

Lead: Austin Sprynal

This subgroup is in charge of the composite airframe of the rocket. They utilize composite materials to create every part in house and assemble the frame.


Structures

Sub-lead: Jacob Williams

This subgroup is in charge of the composite airframe of the rocket. The sub-lead helps utilize composite materials to create every part in house and assemble the frame.


Manufacturing

Lead: Mohanad Alameer

Manufactures and machines for any parts our team uses as a part of airframes, tooling, or test stands.


Manufacturing

Lead: John Dunn

Manufactures and machines for any parts our team uses as a part of airframes, tooling, or test stands.


Manufacturing

Lead: Alexander Gore

Manufactures and machines for any parts our team uses as a part of airframes, tooling, or test stands.


Manufacturing

Lead: Henry Mills

Manufactures and machines for any parts our team uses as a part of airframes, tooling, or test stands.


Safety Officer – Solid

Andy Kreicbergs

Safety Officer – Liquid

Nate Scott

Our team cannot fully operate without the oversight of our safety officers. Without them we would not have the procedures and standards required to conduct the rocket science we strive to develop in order to provide students with the most in depth hands on experience during their collegiate career.


5S Coordinator

Lead: Galen Gilmore

The 5S coordinator is in charge of making sure our bay and storage area are tidy, and up to industry standards at all time.


Team Educators

We also train all new members about the fundamentals of rocket design, and these lessons are achievable in thanks to our two student instructors and the Chief Educator. They oversee the Level One program on the team and organize our new members to compete in the Argonia Cup.

Ryan Miller
Landon Sparrow

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