Michael Paul is a space systems engineer at Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory. He was at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory from 2000 to 2008, where he was the spacecraft systems engineer for NASA’s MESSENGER Mission to Mercury. Michael also worked on NASA’s twin Solar Terrestrial Observatories and the Comet Nucleus Tour. While at […]
Gretchen Buttorff is a senior at Penn State pursing a degree in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Engineering Leadership Development. As Student Team Leader, Buttorff is responsible for the professional development and technical progress of the over 200 students on the Lunar Lion team. She also facilitates the cross-communications of all subsystems, ensuring compliance with […]
A 29-year veteran in fundraising, marketing, publicity, and media relations, Steve became Director of Development for Penn State Research and the Graduate School in 2010. In his role, Steve leads collaborative efforts to increase philanthropic support for Penn State’s six university wide interdisciplinary research institutes and the Applied Research Lab, and also leads efforts to […]
Patrick Gorski is a senior currently pursing a degree in Aerospace Engineering. As Student Team Leader, Gorski is responsible for the professional development and technical progress of the over 200 students on the Lunar Lion team. He also facilitates the cross-communications of all subsystems, ensuring compliance with system level interfaces and mitigating schedule delays. Over the […]
Alwin Paul is currently a senior pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering. As Deputy Student Team Leader, Paul aids the Student Team Lead, Patrick Gorski, in the overall management of the team. Prior to joining the Lunar Lion team, Paul worked as a volunteer at the Student Space Programs Laboratory working on a CubeSat project.
Sara E. Lego is a Research and Development Engineer in the Product and Process Design Department at ARL Penn State. Mrs. Lego received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2001, and an M.S. in Astrodynamics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004, where she was a member of […]
Vincent Pesce is working on his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. As Associate Mission Systems Engineer, Pesce supports the Mission Systems Engineer, who is responsible for overseeing individual subsystem design and integration. In his other role as Lead Propulsion Engineer, Pesce leads the efforts to design, build, test, and characterize the hydrogen peroxide […]
Stephen Palopoli is a sophomore at Penn State pursing degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Economics. As Deputy Lead Propulsion Engineer, Palopoli runs the team’s CAD department and assists in engine testing and characterization.