Declan -  Team Lead  Declan is a junior mechanical engineering student with a passion for space. He is looking forward to being a part of the team over the coming years, as well as designing, building, and launching as many rockets as possible. Outside of the classroom, Declan enjoys reading, soccer, and playing music.

Declan - Team Lead

Declan is a junior mechanical engineering student with a passion for space. He is looking forward to being a part of the team over the coming years, as well as designing, building, and launching as many rockets as possible. Outside of the classroom, Declan enjoys reading, soccer, and playing music.

  Kaitlin -  Team Lead, primary Safety Officer  Kaitlin is a junior mechanical engineering major. Her interest in rocketry and space exploration first started with launching model rockets in the park with her father. For her high school senior project, Kaitlin shadowed the talented scientists and engineers of NASA’s SOFIA Program at Armstrong Flight Research Center, at Edward’s Air Force Base in California. This is Kaitlin's second year on the team, and she is excited to be one of the team leads. In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys playing the drums, solving Rubik's cubes, and kayaking.

Kaitlin - Team Lead, primary Safety Officer

Kaitlin is a junior mechanical engineering major. Her interest in rocketry and space exploration first started with launching model rockets in the park with her father. For her high school senior project, Kaitlin shadowed the talented scientists and engineers of NASA’s SOFIA Program at Armstrong Flight Research Center, at Edward’s Air Force Base in California. This is Kaitlin's second year on the team, and she is excited to be one of the team leads. In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys playing the drums, solving Rubik's cubes, and kayaking.

  Ethan -  Payload Design Lead, Safety Officer, web design  Ethan is a sophomore chemical engineering student who has been involved with model rocketry for many years. He enjoys building robots, developing video games and working with microelectronics; however, his greatest passions come from the arts. When not practicing his flute or inking in his sketchbook, he can be found wandering around campus with a camera slung around his neck. Ethan is a rookie to the rocketry team and is looking forward to enjoying an amazing first season.

Ethan - Payload Design Lead, Safety Officer, web design

Ethan is a sophomore chemical engineering student who has been involved with model rocketry for many years. He enjoys building robots, developing video games and working with microelectronics; however, his greatest passions come from the arts. When not practicing his flute or inking in his sketchbook, he can be found wandering around campus with a camera slung around his neck. Ethan is a rookie to the rocketry team and is looking forward to enjoying an amazing first season.


  Michael  - Payload Design  Michael is a junior mechanical engineering student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been interested in all things aerospace since starting as a mechanical engineer at UMass. Space exploration is a deep passion of his as well as military technology. Mike has experience with mechanical design, some computer programming, and CAD. Whenever he has the time, Mike enjoys playing sports, such as soccer, basketball, baseball, and football, as well as other outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and calisthenics athletic training.

Michael - Payload Design

Michael is a junior mechanical engineering student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been interested in all things aerospace since starting as a mechanical engineer at UMass. Space exploration is a deep passion of his as well as military technology. Mike has experience with mechanical design, some computer programming, and CAD. Whenever he has the time, Mike enjoys playing sports, such as soccer, basketball, baseball, and football, as well as other outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and calisthenics athletic training.

  Joshua  - Payload Design  Joshua is a sophomore mechanical engineering student. Joshua enjoys solving difficult problems and mechanical challenges. He is excited to be apart of the student launch team and launch the product of the team’s hard work, into the sky at high speeds. His other interests include hiking, playing the drums, and enjoying the company of good friends.

Joshua - Payload Design

Joshua is a sophomore mechanical engineering student. Joshua enjoys solving difficult problems and mechanical challenges. He is excited to be apart of the student launch team and launch the product of the team’s hard work, into the sky at high speeds. His other interests include hiking, playing the drums, and enjoying the company of good friends.

  Mani  - Payload Design  Mani is a freshman mechanical engineering student who has always been fascinated by space and flight and dreams of becoming an astronaut. He likes working on new challenges and tries to solve intellectual problems in a different perspective. Outside of the classroom, Mani loves to watch movies and play soccer

Mani - Payload Design

Mani is a freshman mechanical engineering student who has always been fascinated by space and flight and dreams of becoming an astronaut. He likes working on new challenges and tries to solve intellectual problems in a different perspective. Outside of the classroom, Mani loves to watch movies and play soccer


  Shreyaj  - Payload Design  Shreyaj is a sophomore mechanical engineering student. He likes working with a team to analyze and solve problems in  a creative way. He is looking forward to design, build and successfully launch the rocket by working with all other team member this year. Outside of classroom, Shreyaj is a photographer and enjoys playing basketball.

Shreyaj - Payload Design

Shreyaj is a sophomore mechanical engineering student. He likes working with a team to analyze and solve problems in  a creative way. He is looking forward to design, build and successfully launch the rocket by working with all other team member this year. Outside of classroom, Shreyaj is a photographer and enjoys playing basketball.

  Ahnya  - Payload Design  Ahnya is a sophomore mechanical engineering student here at UMASS. She was born and raised in Norton, MA where she grew up doing gymnastics, Irish Step dance, and Tae Kwon Do. The youngest of 5, Ahnya graduated from Norton High School in 2015. Her hobbies include road biking, pick up soccer, boating, and art. In addition to the Rocket Team, she am also a member of Engineers Without Borders, Girl Up, and Society of Women Engineers. Ahnya love penguins and eating ice cream on the beach.

Ahnya - Payload Design

Ahnya is a sophomore mechanical engineering student here at UMASS. She was born and raised in Norton, MA where she grew up doing gymnastics, Irish Step dance, and Tae Kwon Do. The youngest of 5, Ahnya graduated from Norton High School in 2015. Her hobbies include road biking, pick up soccer, boating, and art. In addition to the Rocket Team, she am also a member of Engineers Without Borders, Girl Up, and Society of Women Engineers. Ahnya love penguins and eating ice cream on the beach.

  Noah  - Payload Electronics and Software Lead  Noah is a junior computer systems engineering student with an interest in embedded systems. He is excited to be applying his experience with microcontrollers and circuit design to a real-world project. An Eagle Scout, Noah enjoys hiking, camping, and community service. In addition, he likes to sail, bike, swim, and play piano.

Noah - Payload Electronics and Software Lead

Noah is a junior computer systems engineering student with an interest in embedded systems. He is excited to be applying his experience with microcontrollers and circuit design to a real-world project. An Eagle Scout, Noah enjoys hiking, camping, and community service. In addition, he likes to sail, bike, swim, and play piano.


  Matt  - Simulation  Matthew is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. He is excited to learn a lot about rocketry, collaborate with his team members, and have a lot of fun. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, watching movies and going skiing.

Matt - Simulation

Matthew is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. He is excited to learn a lot about rocketry, collaborate with his team members, and have a lot of fun. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, watching movies and going skiing.

  Amelia  – Simulation  Amelia is a sophomore mechanical engineering student with a strong interest in aerospace applications. She is excited for her first year working with the UMass Rocket Team and hopes to be a helpful addition to this year’s team. When she’s not reading about space exploration and astrophysics, you can find her playing softball for the UMass club team or hanging with friends.

Amelia – Simulation

Amelia is a sophomore mechanical engineering student with a strong interest in aerospace applications. She is excited for her first year working with the UMass Rocket Team and hopes to be a helpful addition to this year’s team. When she’s not reading about space exploration and astrophysics, you can find her playing softball for the UMass club team or hanging with friends.

  Christopher  - CAD Lead  Christopher is a junior mechanical engineering student who is interested in learning and building new things. He has a passion about the military and is looking to pursue a career in defense. In his spare time Chris enjoys running, reading, and rock climbing.

Christopher - CAD Lead

Christopher is a junior mechanical engineering student who is interested in learning and building
new things. He has a passion about the military and is looking to pursue a career in defense.
In his spare time Chris enjoys running, reading, and rock climbing.


  Justin  - CAD  Justin is currently a junior mechanical engineering student with a minor in engineering management. He hopes to work for an aerospace company in the future and eventually work on the business side of aerospace. In his free time Justin enjoy watching movies, playing golf, and spending time outside.

Justin - CAD

Justin is currently a junior mechanical engineering student with a minor in engineering management. He hopes to work for an aerospace company in the future and eventually work on the business side of aerospace. In his free time Justin enjoy watching movies, playing golf, and spending time outside.

  Tony  - Recovery Lead  Tony is a 3rd year mechanical engineering and computer science student at UMass Amherst. He is passionate about transportation engineering, specifically with the vehicles (air, land, or sea) that move humans. He has experience 3D printing, is versed in multiple programming languages, and taught himself electronics last year. He is very excited to be a part of the team, and is looking forward to helping design this years’ rocket. In the spare moments of free time he has, Tony enjoys hiking, playing Frisbee, and jamming to his guitar.

Tony - Recovery Lead

Tony is a 3rd year mechanical engineering and computer science student at UMass Amherst. He is passionate about transportation engineering, specifically with the vehicles (air, land, or sea) that move humans. He has experience 3D printing, is versed in multiple programming languages, and taught himself electronics last year. He is very excited to be a part of the team, and is looking forward to helping design this years’ rocket. In the spare moments of free time he has, Tony enjoys hiking, playing Frisbee, and jamming to his guitar.

  Stanley  - Recovery  Stanley is a junior mechanical engineering student. His strong interests in flight and aerospace systems led him to join the rocket team. He looks forward to being a part of the team this year and hopefully the next. Outside of class, Stanley enjoys playing music and video games.

Stanley - Recovery

Stanley is a junior mechanical engineering student. His strong interests in flight and aerospace systems led him to join the rocket team. He looks forward to being a part of the team this year and hopefully the next. Outside of class, Stanley enjoys playing music and video games.


  Yuhua  - Recovery  Yuhua Wang is a mechanical engineering major junior student interested in building things. He is a problems solver. Yuhua is excited about the opportunity to apply school knowledge into real life. He loves science and technology since a very young age. in his limited free time, he enjoys watching YouTube and learning new things.

Yuhua - Recovery

Yuhua Wang is a mechanical engineering major junior student interested in building things. He is a problems solver. Yuhua is excited about the opportunity to apply school knowledge into real life. He loves science and technology since a very young age. in his limited free time, he enjoys watching YouTube and learning new things.

  David  - Recovery  David is a senior in mechanical engineering with a passion in aerospace. He has always had a curiosity on how things work and has always been fascinated by objects that can touch the sky. During his free time, David enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and above all, eating. He looks forward to helping the rocket team break records.

David - Recovery

David is a senior in mechanical engineering with a passion in aerospace. He has always had a curiosity on how things work and has always been fascinated by objects that can touch the sky. During his free time, David enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and above all, eating. He looks forward to helping the rocket team break records.

  Ryan  - Recovery  Ryan is a junior mechanical engineering student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Since a young age, Ryan has been absorbed by space and anything aerospace related, especially space travel. He is thrilled to be a part of the UMass Student Launch Team, apply his skills, and be as involved with the team as possible over the next two years. In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing sports, being with friends, reading, and listening to music among other things.

Ryan - Recovery

Ryan is a junior mechanical engineering student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Since a young age, Ryan has been absorbed by space and anything aerospace related, especially space travel. He is thrilled to be a part of the UMass Student Launch Team, apply his skills, and be as involved with the team as possible over the next two years. In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing sports, being with friends, reading, and listening to music among other things.


 
  Gabrielle  - Social Media  Gabrielle is a freshman at UMass Amherst in an exploratory track but is on track to declare as a mechanical engineering major come fall of her sophomore year. Rocketry has been a long time fascination of hers and she is excited to work with the team on such an amazing project. Outside of academia Gabrielle enjoys playing the flute and going on hikes with friends.

Gabrielle - Social Media

Gabrielle is a freshman at UMass Amherst in an exploratory track but is on track to declare as a mechanical engineering major come fall of her sophomore year. Rocketry has been a long time fascination of hers and she is excited to work with the team on such an amazing project. Outside of academia Gabrielle enjoys playing the flute and going on hikes with friends.

 

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