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Alexandra Alaniz

President & Co-Captain

 

A senior student who studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

As President & Co-captain of the team at IREC 2017, she made sure the organization kept working professionally and efficiently. 

Alexandra focused her work in the vertical landing system and payload for Spacebound II, competing rocket. 

Justin Osorio

Vice-President & Captain

 

A senior student who studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Justin worked on all systems of the rocket, becoming one of the most important members of the team. He was responsible in leading the team to the rocket's completion.

Josiah Villareal

Secretary

 

A junior student who studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Josiah joined during the organization's second year and became very active in working on multiple systems of Spacebound II, competing rocket for IREC 2017.

Marcos Rojas

Treasurer & Financial Officer

 

A sophomore student who studied Mechanical Engineering student at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Marcos managed the finances of the organization. He was responsible for obtaining funds through sponsors and fundraisers.

He focused his work on the payload for Spacebound II, competing rocket for IREC 2017.

Abraham Martinez

Team Lead

 

A junior student who studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Abraham interned at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffet Field, Mountain View, CA.

He took on a huge role in the organization, working on multiple systems of the rocket after interning for 4 months.

Enrique Molina

Simulations & Propulsion Lead

 

A junior student who studied Mechanical Engineering student at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Enrique worked on the research for the rocket's motor and conducted the simulations for the rocket's flight.

Abigail Gomez

Payload Lead

 

A junior student who studied Computer Hardware Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, with a 4.0 GPA.

Abigail took whole responsibility of the payload project for IREC 2017. She worked on the payload's coding and electronics.

Omar Elizondo

Active Member

 

A freshman student who studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Omar was the only freshman of the team.

He as the main machinist, manufacturing multiple components of the rocket for IREC 2017. He was responsible of the design of the payload for Spacebound II, competing rocket.

Marco Piña

Active Member

 

A senior student who studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley,

Marco worked on multiple systems of Spacebound II, competing rocket for IREC 2017.

Lucio Ortiz

Active Member

 

A junior student who studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Lucio focused on the vertical landing system of Spacebound II, competing rocket for IREC 2017.

Roy Marroquin

Active Member

 

A junior student who studied Computer Hardware Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

 

Roy focused on the payload project for Spacebound II, competing rocket for IREC 2017. He worked on the coding and electronics of the payload.

Michael Rayas

Active Member

 

A junior student who studied Electrical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

 

Michael worked on the payload project for Spacebound II, competing rocket for IREC 2017. He focused his work on the hardware components and electronics of the payload.

Erick Martinez

Active Member

 

A sophomore student who studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Erick focused his work on the air frame of Spacebound II, competing rocket for IREC 2017. 

Andres Garcia

Active Member

 

A junior student who studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Andres focused his work on computer modeling and 3D printing components for Spacebound II, competing rocket for IREC 2017. 

Carlos Vazquez

Active Member

 

A master's student who studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Being a student with a great amount of experience, Carlos served as one of the organization's advisers.

Peter Averack

Active Member

 

A student at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Peter was the Vice-President of Student Government at UTRGV.

He advised the organization in many ways, sharing his expertise from working with other organizations. Peter was the lead Editor for the AIAA standard report at competition.

Leslie Franco

Photographer

 

A freshman student who studied Criminal Justice at South Texas College.

Leslie was responsible for all pictures taken of the organization at IREC 2017, as well as TMAC Summer Camp, community volunteering opportunity.

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