Ep 7

First Steps

Brynne sits down with some of the original Purdue SEDS executive board members and discusses the chapter in the 90s and where they ended up in the aerospace industry and what they have been working on after leaving Purdue.

In this episode

Brynne Hunt

Brynne is a junior in Electrical Engineering and is the Project Manager for PSP Liquids.

Robert Bayt

Robert (Purdue BSAAE ‘93, MSAAE ‘95) is the Verification and Validation Manager for the Commercial Crew Program at NASA Johnson Space Center. He was one of the co-founders for Purdue SEDS (now Purdue Space Program) in 1994.

Jose Guzman

Jose (Purdue BSAAE ’93, MSAAE ’95, PhD ’01) is a Senior Project Manager for Space Development Programs at the Aerospace Corporation. He was one of the co-founders for Purdue SEDS (now Purdue Space Program) as the SEDS national representative in 1994.

Steve Tragesser

Steve (Purdue PhD ‘97) is an associate professor for the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He was one of the pioneers as the treasurer for Purdue SEDS (now Purdue Space Program) in 1994.

Ian Murray

Ian (Purdue BSAAE ‘94, MSAAE ‘96) is
an independent consultant for the aerospace industry. He was one of the pioneers for Purdue SEDS (now Purdue Space Program) in 1994.

Cindy Mahler

Cindy (Purdue BSAAE ‘98) is currently the Strategic Technical University Program Manager at The Boeing Company. She was the president of Purdue SEDS (now Purdue Space Program) in 1996 and started Purdue Space Day in 1995.

Production Health and Safety

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