Council

Trevor Rosario
President

Trevor is a Senior studying Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering. He has a passion for spacecraft propulsion that started from the common childhood dream of wanting to be an astronaut. Since Type 1 Diabetes keeps him grounded for now, he wants to push the boundaries of human exploration and bring the beauty of space to everyone else.

Over the last two years, Trevor has conducted a few research projects within the Aerospace Department. The most recent project was with Professor Gamba developing a Deflagration/Detonation Engine Exhaust Analysis System for use with various experimental engines. The data collected will be used to determine the efficiency of the engines as well as how many pollutants they create. Another noteworthy research experience was with Professor Washabaugh, where one of the projects completed was using computational fluid dynamics to model the airflow of the labs within the FXB. This data was used to try and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and allow labs to be conducted safely.

Delenn Bauer
External Vice President

Delenn Bauer is a Junior double majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science. She is a part of the Engineering Global Leadership Honors Program, pursuing an Asian Languages & Cultures minor focusing on Japanese. She is also currently the VP of Events for AIAA, External VP for SGT, and Outreach Chair for CLAWS, and has engaged in research with PEPL. Delenn is always eager to learn anything new, especially if it relates to space exploration, and share her knowledge and experience with others. She also enjoys volleyball, basketball, track, playing violin and piano, tap dancing, reading, crocheting, and stargazing.

Ari Gottesman
Internal Vice President

Ari is a freshman studying Space Science and Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. In the past year, he has been doing research in the Magnetics Lab, working with communication systems for ground-based sensors, and worked on the RLS team in BLiSS. His long-term goal is to study other planets in the solar system with the hope of one day becoming an astronaut. For fun, he enjoys playing board games and video games, skiing, and learning more about space.

Katie Ballard
Treasurer

Katie is a sophomore pursuing Nuclear Engineering, potentially with a minor in Computer Science. She is a peer mentor for Living ArtsEngine, has been doing research with the Nuclear department for the past few years, and is a mentor for the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ). She is part of the VEGA team in CLAWS, and hopes to eventually work on building or analyzing radiation shielding or radiation detection for satellites. For fun she enjoys drawing, knitting, and playing field hockey and is in an organization called Civil Air Patrol where she learns and teaches others about aerospace.

Megan Piper
Secretary/Social Chair

Megan is a freshman pursuing Biomedical Engineering with a minor in International Studies. Her goal is to combine her love of human sciences with space exploration in order to help mitigate the risks of long term survival in space. She is currently involved in the Peer-Mentor program for engineering students, a member of the RLS team in BLiSS and is also working part-time at an all nature-based preschool. In her free time she enjoys backpacking, puzzles, soccer, and volleyball.