MaryProject Manager

Mary Hanson has worked on the STEAM team since Fall 2019.  She is majoring in Aerospace Engineering and minoring in Astronomy, Engineering Management, and Space.  Her favorite hobbies are indoor gardening and hanging out with her gecko.  Her favorite space mission is GLEE.

Systems Engineer

Ahmed Adam has been on the STEAM team since Fall 2019. He is working toward Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. Prior to working on STEAM, he started his work with COSGC on RocketSat-13 in the second semester of his freshman year. Ahmed’s favorite hobbies are skateboarding and working on the CU Hyperloop team.

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Gabriela Galarraga has been on the STEAM team since Spring 2021. She is working towards a double major in both Physics and Astrophysics. Her favorite hobbies are playing video games, playing the cello and going on outdoor adventures. Gabriela’s favorite space object is the SpaceX Starship.

Science Team

Sarah Borduik has been on the STEAM team since May of 2021. She is working towards a bachelors degree in Computer Science with minors in both Space and Music Technology. Her favorite hobbies include backpacking, fly fishing, winning in Mario Kart, and roller skating. Sarah’s favorite space objects are the golden records attached to Voyager 1 & 2. She hopes to someday work at NASA or SpaceX to help with the first manned mission to Mars

Science Team

Sam Honan has been on STEAM since the Summer of 2021. She is double majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Astrophysics. Sam’s favorite hobbies are building rockets and rocket motors. Her favorite space object is SpaceX’s Starship.

Science Team

Nick Vail


Structures Lead

Aaron Pickens has been on the STEAM team since Fall 2019. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2021 and has started a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. His favorite hobbies include rock climbing, scuba diving, and playing chess. After graduating, Aaron wants to work on robotics in spaceflight and satellite applications and work at JPL or MAXAR.


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Connor Jarolimek joined the STEAM team in Fall 2020 and is now one of the Structures team leads. He is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Business. His favorite hobbies include snowboarding, basketball, volleyball, or anything else outdoors. His favorite space mission is the Hubble Telescope.

Structures Team

Zoe Zier has been on STEAM since Spring of 2021.  She will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  Her favorite hobbies are biking and being outdoors.  After graduating, Zoe wants to work for NASA and/or a Formula One team.

Structures Team

Chad Pflieger joined STEAM in the Spring of 2021. He is majoring in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Communications.  Chad’s favorite hobbies are hiking, skiing, playing guitar, and watching movies. His favorite space missions are the Apollo Missions because they are the pinnacle of human space exploration to this date. He also likes the Starship by SpaceX because it is the greatest potential for the next phase of space exploration.

Avionics Lead

Sam Diaz

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Terry Vis joined STEAM in Spring 2021. He is working towards degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Violin Performance.  His favorite hobbies include hiking, biking, and board games.  His favorite thing in space is the Perseverance rover.

Avionics Team

John Cates

Avionics Team

Kanin McGuire