Project-Wide Leadership

Sam Baxendale

Auris & Stratus Project Manager
sebaxend@mtu.edu

Sam Baxendale is a 5th year undergraduate pursuing a dual degree in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, with a focus in controls & embedded systems. He has over 16 months of internship experience with SpaceX and Mercury Marine. Sam plans to pursue a Graduate Engineering Degree after graduation in Fall 2017.

Cole Gingras

Oculus-ASR Project Manager
crgingra@mtu.edu

Cole Gingras is a 4th year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major, with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. He has had over 10 months of experience working for ThermoAnalytics Inc. as a Thermal Engineer Intern. He plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Spring 2017.

Jared Burbey

Chief Engineer
dlghelle@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 Oxner is a 3rd year undergraduate pursuing a double major in Electrical & Biomedical Engineering. He has been actively involved in undergraduate research on Michigan Tech’s campus in the electrical applications of Nitric Oxide release in solutions and polymers. Levi plans to obtain a full-time position in the Bio-Electrical Field after graduation in Spring 2018.

Communications

Michael Patrick

Team Leader
jrswanbe@mtu.edu

Micahel Patrick is a 3rd year undergraduate pursuing a dual major in Electrical & Computer Engineering. Michael plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Spring 2018.

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

O’rion Tweedy is a 3rd year undergraduate Electrical Engineering major. He was the lead design and integration engineer for the Oculus-ASR wire harness and recently assumed the EPS Team Leader role. O’rion plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Fall 2018.

Tyler
Bredael

Systems Engineer
ttbredae@mtu.edu

Tyler Bredael is a 3rd year undergraduate Computer Engineering major, with a minor in Nanoscale Engineering. He has been actively involved with the testing and integration of the Oculus-ASR Electrical Power System and recently assumed the EPS Systems Engineer role. Tyler plans to obtain a full-time position in the Super Computing Field after graduation in Spring 2019.

Ground Support Equipment

Anthony
Lackey

Team Leader
arlackey@mtu.edu

Anthony Lackey is a 3rd 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 Fall 2018.

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 3rd year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major, with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. Adam plans to pursue a graduate degree after graduation in Spring 2018.

Stratus Payload

Marcello
Guadagno

Team Leader
mcguadag@mtu.edu

Marcello Guadagno is a 3rd year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major, with minors in Aerospace Engineering and Global Technical Leadership. He has worked as a Mechanical Engineering Intern for Pyramid Engineering in New Zealand designing amusement park rides. Marcello plans to obtain a full-time position in the Aerospace Industry after graduation in Fall 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.