Project-Wide Leadership

Marcello Guadagno

Auris & Stratus Project Manager
mcguadag@mtu.edu

Marcello Guadagno (Chell) is a 4th year undergraduate pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and International Leadership. He has accumulated over two years of experience engineering space systems, amusement park rides, and sustainable energy solutions across three different continents. Marcello plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace industry by his graduation in the Fall of 2018.

Jared Burbey

Chief Engineer
jmburbey@mtu.edu

Jared Burbey is a 3rd year undergraduate pursuing a dual major in Electrical & Computer Engineering. Jared plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Spring 2019.

Subteam Leadership

Attitude Determination & Control

Richard
Bennett

Team Leader
rmbennet@mtu.edu

Richard Bennett is a 4th year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major, with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. Two years ago, he left his position as a firefighter to pursue an engineering education. After 2 years as a member of the ADC Team, he was promoted to the Team Leader Position. Richard plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Fall 2017.

Joseph
Hurford

Systems Engineer
jahurfor@mtu.edu

Joseph Hurford is a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering major, with a minor in Aerospace Engineering and interest in Materials. He has worked for Takata Inc. as a Mechanical Engineering Intern the past two summers. Joesph plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Spring 2018.

Auris Payload

Brad
Lafata

Team Leader
bllafata@mtu.edu

Brad Lafata is a 5th year undergraduate pursuing a dual major in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science. He has worked at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility as a Computer Engineering Intern. Brad plans to obtain a full-time position in the Electrical Engineering field after graduation in Spring 2017.

Griffin
Curtis

Systems Engineer
gkcurtis@mtu.edu

Griffin Curtis is a 4th year undergraduate Electrical Engineering major. He has worked two summer internships with the Verso Corporation as an Electrical Engineering Intern. Griffin plans to obtain a full-time position in the Electrical Engineering Field after graduation in Spring 2017.

Command & Data Handling

Benjamin
Tovar-Prince

Team Leader
bdtovarp@mtu.edu

Benjamin Tovar-Prince is a 4th year undergraduate Computer Engineering major. He has been actively involved with the Aerospace Enterprise’s CDH Team for over a year and recently assumed the Team Leader role. Benjamin plans to obtain a full-time position in the Computer Engineering field after graduation in Spring 2018.

Levi Oxner

Systems Engineer
lloxner@mtu.edu

Levi has been the systems engineer for command and data handling (CDH) since the Summer of 2016. He is a double major in biomedical and electrical engineering is hoping to work somewhere where he can improve lives using my knowledge of biological and electrical systems. He enjoys supporting space exploration, education, music and the medical field.

Communications

Michael Patrick

Team Leader
mipatric@mtu.edu

Michael Patrick is a 4th year undergraduate pursuing a dual major in Electrical & Computer Engineering. He has been actively involved with the Aerospace Enterprise, the Mathematica Lab, as well as the Pavlis Honors College. He intends to attend Graduate school after graduation in Spring 2019. Afterwards he plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Field.

Jack
Swanberg

Systems Engineer
jrswanbe@mtu.edu

Jack Swanberg is a 3rd year undergraduate pursuing a dual major in Electrical & Computer Engineering. He has had the opportunity to work as an Electrical Engineering Intern at Orbital ATK this past summer. Jack plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Spring 2018.

Electrical Power System

O’rion
Tweedy

Team Leader
ortweedy@mtu.edu

Orion is a 4th year Electrical and Computer engineering double major. He was the lead design and test engineer for the Oculus-ASR satellite. After this, he assumed a leadership role on the EPS team. This will be his second and final year as the team leader. Orion plans to acquire a full-time position in the Aerospace industry as a design and testing engineer after graduation in Spring 2019. His top 3 companies to work at are: NASA, Northrop Grumman, and SpaceX.

Tyler Bredael

Systems Engineer
ttbredae@mtu.edu

Ty Bredael is a 3rd year undergraduate Computer Engineering major. He has been actively involved with the testing and integration of the Oculus-ASR, Auris, and Stratus Electrical Power Systems since his freshman year at MTU. Ty plans to obtain a full-time position in the Computer Hardware Engineering field after graduation in Spring 2019.

Ground Support Equipment

Anthony Lackey

Team Leader
arlackey@mtu.edu

Anthony Lackey is a 4th year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major, with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. He is enrolled in Michigan Tech’s U.S. Army Reserve Office Training Corps Program, training to become a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army after graduation. Anthony plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry, in parallel with serving in an Army Reserve unit, after graduation in Spring 2019.

Jacob Laidlaw

Systems Engineer
jmlaidla@mtu.edu

Jacob Laidlaw is a 3rd year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major, with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. He has had over 11 months of internship experience with Engineering Systems Inc. as a Mechanical Engineering Intern. Jacob plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Fall 2018.

Mission Operations

Mariah
McLeod

Stratus Team Leader
mmmcleod@mtu.edu

Mariah McLeod is a 3rd year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major, with an interest in orbital mechanics & propulsion. She has had a summer internship with the St. Clair Country Road Commission Engineering Department as a Mechanical Engineering Intern. Mariah plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Fall 2018.

Andrew
Johnson

Auris Team Leader
ansjohns@mtu.edu

Andrew Johnson is a 3rd Year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major. For the past year, he has been the Aerospace Enterprise’s lead expert on orbit analysis using AGI’s Systems Tool Kit. Andrew plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Fall 2018.

Software

Dustin
Haxton

Team Leader
djhaxton@mtu.edu

Dustin Haxton is a 3rd year undergraduate Software Engineering major. He has been extensively involved in the development of Oculus-ASR’s flight software and recently assumed the SFW Team Leader role. Dustin plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Fall 2018.

Nicholas
Muggio

Systems Engineer
njmuggio@mtu.edu

Nicholas Muggio is a 3rd year undergraduate Software Engineering major, with an interest in embedded software. He has has worked for two years with Kellogg’s as a Robotics Engineering Intern and one year with SalesPad as a Software Developer Intern. Nicholas plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Spring 2018.

Structures

Davis
Russcher

Team Leader
dtrussch@mtu.edu

Davis Russcher is a 4th year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major. He has been actively involved in the structural integration efforts with Oculus-ASR and has performed undergraduate research for Dr. King in the Ion Space Propulsion Lab. Davis plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Spring 2018.

Adam Augustyniak

Systems Engineer
ajaugust@mtu.edu

Adam Augustyniak is a 4th year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major, with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. He has worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory as a Summer Research Program Intern focused on space systems. Adam plans to pursue a Graduate Engineering Degree after graduation in Spring 2018.

Stratus Payload

Seth Mares

Team Leader
spmares@mtu.edu

My name is Seth Mares, I am a 5th year Mechanical Engineer. Team lead for the Stratus Payload sub-team. I manage a multidisciplinary team in charge of the device which conducts the mission science onboard the Stratus cubesat. I have previously interned for the Army Research Laboratory doing fluid simulations of gas engine turbines. I would like to work for the Air Force Research Lab, or Lockheed Martin in the future. I graduate May 2018.

Jacob Loss

Systems Engineer
jmloss@mtu.edu

Jacob Loss is a 3rd year undergraduate Computer Engineering major. He has been actively involved on the Enterprise’s Software Team, but recently made the switch to the Stratus Systems Engineer role to focus on software integration of the Stratus imager. Jacob plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Spring 2019.

Thermal Operations

Bryce Potok

Team Leader
bapotok@mtu.edu

Bryce Potok is a 3rd-year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major. He has worked as a Development Engineering Intern for Faurecia Interior Systems developing the air vents for the Tesla Model 3. Bryce plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace of Automotive Industry after graduation in Spring 2019.

Internal Operations

Kyle Huyser

Internal Operations Team Lead kmhuyser@mtu.edu

Kyle Huyser is a 5th year Engineering Management Student. He has been part of the Aerospace Enterprise for 2 years. He has had a summer internship with Michigan Wheel as a Quality Engineering Intern. Kyle plans on obtaining a full-time position in Engineering or Supply Chain Management after graduation in the Spring of 2018