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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.