Senior - Industrial Engineering
Mike joined Purdue Orbital because he is passionate about innovation and doing things that have never been done before.
Junior - Electrical Engineering
Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dakota's passion for robotics and autonomous controls combined with his love of space and space exploration brought him to Purdue Orbital as a freshman. In his role as Chief Engineer, Dakota hopes to assist teammates in both professional and technical growth as they work together to push the envelope of space accessibilty. Outside of the team, Dakota plays saxophone in the Purdue University Bands and enjoys playing disc golf and basketball.
Chief Systems Engineer
Senior - Aerospace Engineering
Born and raised in Greenwood, IN, John developed an interest in flight at an early age and decided to attend Purdue University to pursue this interest. Upon hearing of Purdue Orbital, he was quick to jump at the opportunity to get his hands dirty in the field. His interests quickly focused towards systems engineering where he is excited to be serving Purdue Orbital today. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing and photography.
Research & Development Director
Junior - Aerospace Engineering
Brian was born in Sparta, NJ. At a young age, he developed a strong passion for space and flight. Brian was excited to discover Purdue Orbital as a freshman as it aligned with his interests in the space industry. He is enthusiastic to lead the Research and Development division and bring Purdue Orbital closer to attaining its goals of orbital flight. Brian also enjoys playing guitar and basketball.
Sophomore - Aerospace Engineering
Ethan joined Purdue Orbital by random his freshman year when he was assigned to it by Purdue EPICS. He now considers that event to be the equivalent of winning the lottery. By his own admission, he has enjoyed his time at Purdue Orbital so much that he was convinced to change his major to Aerospace Engineering. Instead of an interest in Aerospace leading to Purdue Orbital, Purdue Orbital lead to an interest in Aerospace.