NASA Goddard Space Center Intern
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
I have studied at McMurry University in Abilene TX, and I am a graduating physics major with an emphasis in mechanical engineering and minor in mathematics. I first became interested in engineering as I worked on my first vehicle which was a classic pickup truck. I enjoyed learning how things worked, and I learned how to repair and improve different mechanical components as I got it back on the road. Through McMurry’s physics program, I have learned about how to develop mechanical systems using engineering solutions, but I have also learned about the physics behind these solutions. This has increased my understanding of how and why engineering solutions work and how to use them better.
I have participated in SPS events since I was a freshman and I have served as our chapter’s president for two years. As president, I have enjoyed organizing and helping with multiple SPS projects including the repair of our trebuchet which we had a successful fundraiser with to raise money for disaster relief. Our chapter also built a model of the Da Vinci Helicopter which spins when a button is pressed. It is hoped that this model will intrigue McMurry students and the 5th graders in the McMurry McMagnet program and interest them in physics.
As I anticipate graduation, I am looking forward to working with NASA Goddard on the Experiment for Cryogenic Large-Aperture Intensity Mapping (EXCLAIM). I am very excited to work with new people, work on new projects, and continue to learn!