Dr. Greg Chamitoff

Faculty Advisor
Professor of Practice, Aerospace Engineering 

From: Montreal, Canada & San Jose, California

Something you should know about Dr. Chamitoff: My favorite movie is "The 5th Element".   While we're on the subject of movies, I was a 'Space Advisor' on the movie 'Ender's Game' and aside from helping with the physics and special effects, I taught the kids/actors how to maneuver in Zero-G.  My claim to fame is that I'm the first person to talk to Captain Kirk from outer space (and I took a real phaser with me on my last mission). 

Favorite quote: "Never Give Up, Never Surrender" - from the movie Galaxy Quest


Jay Evans

Student Branch Chair (President)
Aerospace Engineering, 2018 

From: Houston, TX

Career Interests: Anything to do with space exploration

Something you should know about Jay: I can play the "Cantina Band" theme from Star Wars Episode IV: A new Hope on the trumpet... so that's pretty cool.

Favorite quote: "The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff." - Carl Sagan


Josh Herrington

Vice President
Aerospace Engineering, 2015 -- pursuing graduate studies


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Cody Shelton

Aerospace Engineering, 2019 

From: Austin, TX

Career Interests: Rocketry and Propulsion

Something you should know about Cody: I am an avid basketball fan... Go Spurs Go!

Favorite quote: "Take the risk or lose the chance"

Allison Davied

Publicity Chair
Aerospace Engineering, 2017 

From: San Antonio, TX

Career Interests: Anything that flies

Something you should know about Allison: I don't know. Do I need to put something here?

Favorite quote: "What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?" -Timon

Kendra Andersen

Social Chair
Electrical Engineering, 2018 

From: Houston, TX

Career Interests: Work in aerospace as an EE

Something you should know about Kendra: 93% of all communication is nonverbal - or is it?

Favorite quote: "Today we commit to this next great leap into the cosmos because we are human and our nature is to fly." -Stephen Hawking

Drew Dorman

Aerospace Engineering, 2018 

From: Houston, TX

Career Interests: Space Exploration

Something you should know about Drew: I like to rock climb

Favorite quote: "We do not live to eat and make money, we eat and make money to be able to enjoy life." - George Mallory


Rhys Kroes

Marketing Chair
Aerospace Engineering, 2017 

From: Spring, TX

Career Interests: Aerodynamics

Something you should know about Rhys: I like to rock climb

Favorite quote: "I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I'm awake." - Lewis Black


Makiah Eustice

Industry Chair
Aerospace Engineering, 2018 

From: Highland Village, TX

Career Interests: Flight Test Engineering, Human Space Flight

Something you should know about Makiah: Future Air Force officer and current Mountain Dulcimer player. My roots are in the arts, but my passion lies among the stars. I appreciate good videography and thoughtful, driven people.

Favorite quote: "Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream." - Peter McWilliams


Sigifredo Salinas

SEC Chair
Aerospace Engineering, 2017 

From: Pharr, TX

Career Interests: Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control, Propulsion

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Favorite quote: "Legend says Romulus slew Remus then built Rome. Imagine if they had worked together and built something better. "


Brett Himmelberg

System Administrator
Aerospace Engineering, 2017 

From: Colleyville, TX

Career Interests: Spacecraft Design

Something you should know about Brett: I like to read. A lot.

Favorite quote: “Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.” - Andy Weir, The Martian