Researching Propulsion at NASA
What did you do on co-op?
“I supported a team in the spacecraft and auxiliary propulsion division at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. I was working on subsystems for green monopropellant, which is a chemical used in combustion for propulsion. I did a lot of prototyping, design work, and things along those lines.”
How did RIT prepare you?
“A lot of my experience comes from working in the machine shop up in Kate Gleason College of Engineering. This type of engineering is very experience-based, so without working in the shop, I wouldn’t know half of the things I know today.”
What are your future plans?
“I’m probably going to join the workforce right after I graduate. I might get my Ph.D., but I’m not sure if I will do that yet because I am doing the dual degree with my bachelor’s and master’s. I’m just going to go wherever the wind takes me.”