Citrus College Rocketry

2017-2018

Team Members

Austin Langrehr
Asaad Marcha
Josh McGinnis
Michael Menendez
Oscar Martinez
Philippe Schicker
Austin Langrehr

Austin Langrehr

Team Lead

Austin is currently a junior at Citrus College and plans to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona as an Electrical Engineering major for Fall 2018. He plans to pursue a master’s degree and work in research helping to develop new technologies. In his free time he enjoys reading, backpacking, and gaming.

Asaad Marcha

Asaad Marcha

Payload Specialist

As a payload specialist in the rocket owls team, I mainly focus on the payload design, and the electronics required for the successful launch; however, I also help the team in different areas of the project. I am currently finishing my associates degree in pre-engineering at Citrus Community College. In fall of 2018, I will be transferring to a four-year university to finish my academic journey and get a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. I have always had interest in building projects and recently I was able to build my own 3D printer from scratch. I gained a lot of experience from a first-hand perspective, and developed problem solving skills which is very helpful in the engineering field.

Josh McGinnis

Josh McGinnis

Computer Modeling Officer

Josh is currently a Junior at Citrus College who was previously a member of last year’s rocketry and robotics team. Josh is planning to transfer to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and pursue a degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in mechatronics. Afterwards, he plans to attend graduate school for aerospace engineering.

Michael Menendez

Michael Menendez

Launch Vehicle Design Officer

My name is Michael Menendez, and I am a Junior at Citrus Community College. I plan to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona in the Fall of 2018, and I am I am studying Aerospace Engineering, with an emphasis on Astronautics. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a tremendous amount of admiration for spaceflight and rocketry. I strongly believe in humanity’s place outside of our own planet and I want to one day contribute to that effort. I joined the Rocket Owls because the idea of competing in a NASA-affiliated project was very appealing. Outside of school, I like to launch and build my own rockets, work out at the gym, play soccer, go on hikes, and meditate.

Oscar Martinez

Oscar Martinez

Outreach Officer

Hi my name is Oscar Martinez. I am a second-year student attending Citrus College. I’m a physics major with an interest in quantum physics and relativity. My academic goals are to transfer to UC Berkeley and earn a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. Afterwards, I will work on earning my Ph.D and ultimately do research as a quantum physicist. Ever since I’ve been a child, I’ve wanted to be in a science environment. As I grew older, I slowly realized what I wanted to do, which is to be a scientist. Whenever I seem to have free time, I like to play video games, read books, watch anime and YouTube videos, exercise, hang out with friends, research interesting topics, and sleep.

Philippe Schicker

Philippe Schicker

Payload Specialist

My name is Philippe Schicker, I am an international student at Citrus College and I am originally from Hamburg, Germany. I am currently a Sophomore and majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I moved back here, after being an exchange student in High School, to pursue my goal of earning a degree in the United States. I ultimately decided to become an Engineer during my volunteer time in Namibia, Africa where I learned how much help is needed in under-developed countries. I hope to one day be a part of ‘Engineers Without Borders’ because I believe that there is nothing better in life than doing what you love while also contributing to making the world a better place.

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