March 25-29, 2013
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
Born and raised on Long Island in NY, Nick received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Binghamton in 2008, then received his Masterís degree in Aeronautics from Caltech in 2009. He is currently a PhD student in Aeronautics working in the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT). His research focuses on supersonic and hypersonic flows, specifically novel ground-test methodology and optical diagnostic development.
Jason Rabinovitch is currently a Ph.D. student in Aeronautics at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT). His research is focused on developing computational methods to simulate Hypersonic Ablation, in an efficient and accurate manner. Jason received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale in 2008. He completed his Masters in Aerospace Engineering in 2009 at Caltech, and then received a Masterís degree in Fluid Mechanics from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, in 2010. Eventually Jason hopes to pursue a career in the human spaceflight industry.
JPL: Julie Castillo-Rogez
JPL: Nathan J. Strange
JPL: Joseph Parrish, Deputy Chief Technologist
Caltech Faculty: Professor Guillaume Blanquart
Caltech Faculty: Professor Joseph Shepherd
Student Mentors: Jon Mihaly and Prakhar Mehrotra (they led CSC 2011)
Caltech: Heather Duckworth - While working towards her master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Caltech, Heather has donated her time to the CSC, creating and managing the CSC Blog.
Development and Institute Relations (link)
Keck Institute for Space Studies (link)
Graduate Aerospace Laboratory at CIT (link)