Background Image


The people who make it happen

To me, space represents the limits of imagination. The hottest, coldest, largest and smallest things exist in space\; things that we can''t even wrap our heads around. Space exploration brings us closer to understanding these strange frontiers, and I am honored to be a part of that process.

Peter Connors photo
Peter Connors
Materials Science and Engineering

Space is an elusive melting pot of knowledge that has fascinated humans for centuries. However, we are at an exciting place far past the point of fascination and at the cusp of exploration where we are discovering things we could not have even imagined 50 years ago. We have to continue pursuing space because we have so much to learn from our universe.

Tonya Beatty photo
Tonya Beatty
Mechanical Engineering

Whether we are in San Francisco, Hong Kong, or Brisbane, when we look into space, it poses a challenge to all of us to explore its vast stretches. In this sense, space is unifying: its presence we all must confront. Through STAC, I have dedicated my time to seeing progress in meeting that universal challenge.

Jonny Watkins photo
Jonny Watkins
Internal Vice President

''When we explore the cosmos, we come to believe and prove that we can solve problems that have never been solved.'' Joining STAC, I hope to research technologies that will help the world uncover more about the vast, immeasurable expanse of space - to discover solutions to problems that the world has never encountered before.

Justin Chen photo
Justin Chen
Co-External Vice President & Web Development Officer
Computer Science and Applied Math

Until now, skeptics continue to question the validity of space, space technology, and space exploration. However time and time again, scientists and engineers prove them wrong. Through the development of space technologies we are not only dispelling these skeptics, we are also revealing and discovering new information about the world we live in, space, and our universe as a whole.

Bianca Luansing photo
Bianca Luansing
Co-External Vice President
Intended Astrophysics, Physics, and South & Southeast Asian Studies

catch me @ Berkeley bowl buying some veggies

Luke Langford photo
Luke Langford
Engineering Director
MSE & Mechanical Engineering Minor

The sophistication and innovation of the first satellites and space technologies sparked my passion for the subject. We are in the midst of a new era of space exploration, and I''m excited to tackle the unique challenges that space presents. STAC gives me the opportunity to pursue my passions alongside a group of inspiring teammates.

Jacob Warnagieris photo
Jacob Warnagieris
Web Development Officer & CubeSat Project Member
Data Science & Computer Science Minor

Space is often looked at as where our future is heading, but I don''t think many people realize how much of it is already a part of what we do. From the incredible span of NASA spinoffs to the new modes of industry it allows for, space is the motivation that has pushed us there. I know space technology will only continue to set off even more chain reactions that go on to help everyone, and I hope to let our world appreciate and get involved with it more!

Anoushka Giri photo
Anoushka Giri
Mechanical Engineering

Space captured my attention after I became involved with the hackathon arena in high school. To me, it''s the perfect way to unleash the power of a computer and make exciting new discoveries using open data. Studying space is my way of engaging with my surroundings - it''s a link between my interests in engineering and the natural world.

Shaantam Chawla photo
Shaantam Chawla
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

I have always had a passion for space since I was a child. For me, space is the future and space is the ultimate destination for humanity. The innovations that come from space exploration just blows my mind and makes me profound at what we can achieve. There is so much in space that we don''t understand and I want to be able to discover these unknowns myself.

James Mang photo
James Mang
Intended Astrophysics and Chemistry

Aspiring to become a chemical engineer, I have been interested in sustainable energy and environment. Space is a place full of possibilities, and I would love to explore it with my knowledge and skills learnt at Cal and STAC. Also, I''m just thrilled to work with all STAC members!

Audrey Zhao photo
Audrey Zhao
Chemical Engineering

Ever since I was little, I''ve had butterflies in my stomach just looking up at the night sky and asking questions about space, a place where physical limits are tested and pushed to their extremes. I hope to inhabit the seemingly uninhabitable and create technology that will help people, all with the goal of exploring the universe.

Makena Fetzer photo
Makena Fetzer
High Altitude Balloon Project Lead

In an era where technology has improved by leaps and bounds, the ability of space exploration has unlocked a new realm for discovery and learning. The sheer vastness of space is intimidating, yet so intriguing. I hope to help those around me and push the barriers of what we think is possible.

Chelsey Fang photo
Chelsey Fang
TIME II Project Lead & Chemical Engineering Expert
Chemical Engineering

Growing up, my parents always encouraged me to explore my curiosity with space and science. I love the interdisciplinary nature of space research and the boundless possibilities of this field. I''m excited to contribute to the innovative research being conducted through Space Tech at Cal.

Katelyn Yu photo
Katelyn Yu
Research Officer
Environmental Sciences

I have been fascinated with space ever since I was young. My dream job was to be an astronaut when I grew up. Although I don''t know whether that dream will come to fruition, being able to push the boundaries of space technology with STAC is the next best thing.

Elijah Kane photo
Elijah Kane
CubeSat Member

Space exploration is challenging. It pushes us to the limits of design, planning, and control. And it is this unforgiving battle against the elements (or lack thereof) that gives space exploration its allure. Not to mention the beauty and excitement that comes with discovering the unknown.

Bradley Qu photo
Bradley Qu
Autonomous Rover Project Member
Computer Science

Creating and designing technology to endure the harsh challenges of space pushes the limits of human creativity. The future of the human race relies on us becoming a spacefaring civilization by utilizing this creativity. STAC is the perfect opportunity for me as an undergraduate to start working towards this future.

Evan Braun photo
Evan Braun
Autonomous Rover Project Member
Mechanical Engineering

Learning about the development of the universe allows us to learn more about our own origins as living beings. Studying seemingly obscure topics such as cosmology or planetary and stellar sciences can help us learn more about why and how we came to be. STAC''s mission to enable life beyond earth is yet another step to allow us to discover more about ourselves.

Kevin Tang photo
Kevin Tang
High Altitude Balloon Project Member
Astrophysics & Computer Science

After coming to UC Berkeley, I became very interested in aerospace through my engineering classes and certain aerospace clubs on campus. Space fascinates me because there is so much still unknown for us to explore and experiment. I am excited to take part in this exploration of space while expressing my creative freedom through STAC.

Brian Lo photo
Brian Lo
Engineering Officer & CubeSat Team
Mechanical Engineering

I didn''t used to know that you could want to be an engineer and not be interested in space! I''ve loved space exploration and technology since I was a kid, and I hope to expand my knowledge while contributing to our species'' ability to understand and operate in space.

Ben Hoberman photo
Ben Hoberman
TIME I Project Member
Engineering Physics

Generations of humans have looked up at the stars and wondered what was out there, pulling grandiose stories out of the unknown to turn stars into fierce animals and demigods. I''m lucky to exist at a time where humanity has rapidly advanced space exploration, and I hope to advance space-related technology in my lifetime.

Eashaan Katiyar photo
Eashaan Katiyar
Autonomous Rover AI Member

In Space, there is so much that we don''t know about. We have barely scratched the surface. I am interested in space because of the amount f exploration that we can do, learn about new ways to travel, unlocking the mysteries of different stars and planets.

James Hanenian photo
James Hanenian
High Altitude Balloon Member
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

The possibility of living in space has captured my imagination ever since I was a kid. While I know I won''t be able to do so, being able to help get us there one day is what drives me!

Thomas Cheung photo
Thomas Cheung
TIME II Project Member
Molecular and Cell Biology - Genetics, Genomics, and Development

In all of my mathematics, physics, and engineering courses, there have always been certain conditions that we were told to take as given or constant such as gravity or the behavior of molecules\; however, space as an environment for both thought experiments and engineering completely blows the top off of that system, both forcing one to adapt to new constraints or variability and opening up a limitless world of possibilities.

Levi Evans photo
Levi Evans
Autonomous Rover Project Member
Applied Math & Industrial Engineering Minor

When I was little, I had a book in my room about outer space. Every night I would look at the pictures and wonder how they knew so much about something so far away. Now I want to help learn more about our universe, and STAC is helping me reach that goal.

Riley Lyman photo
Riley Lyman
High Altitude Balloon Project Member
Computer Science

I believe that advancements in space technology is the frontier of scientific innovations and I want to be part of this movement. History has shown that every step forward we have taken in space technology, we have gone ten steps forward in innovation on Earth. I want to contribute to expedite this process and taken humanity to the next generation. We, as humans, are bound to reach a brighter future and I want to be part of that effort.

Jesse Orozco photo
Jesse Orozco
TIME II Project Member
Chemical Engineering

For me, not only does space exploration represents the pinnacle of human achievement and scientific endeavour but also a figurehead of progress. I firmly believe that the future of the human species is multi-planetary and I am interested in contributing to that progression.

Paul Kottering photo
Paul Kottering
CubeSat Member
Applied Mathematics & Physics Minor

I think it''s humbling to know that if we work hard here on Earth, get our calculations right, and engineer tough enough technologies, we can take steps closer to even the furthest reaches of the universe. Space exploration provides opportunities to do things no one else has done before, and I''m excited to contribute towards this goal.

Lily Zheng photo
Lily Zheng
TIME I Project Member
Mechanical Engineering & EECS Minor

''Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.''- Star Trek

Adiyan Kaul photo
Adiyan Kaul
Autonomous Rover Project Member

Space is the least explored frontier with the greatest number of opportunities for innovation. I fell in love with the possibility of building a colony on mars, vacationing on the moon, or anything else my imagination could come up with.

Vidish Gupta photo
Vidish Gupta
QubeSat Project Lead

I have always been intrigued by the intricacy and complexity of space. I want to utilize my knowledge to push for innovations and discoveries in the vast unknown. What we can achieve in space will be profound, and I am excited to be a part of that movement.

Sally Peng photo
Sally Peng
Autonomous Rover Project Member
Engineering Physics & EECS Minor & German Minor

I''ve always been fascinated by space\; in fact, I first chose to become an engineer because I dreamed of designing a new generation of air and spacecraft. In an age where there is little of the Earth left to discover, one naturally looks to the stars, and I hope to do my own part in making space colonisation less of a dream, and more of a reality.

Ishaan Srivastava photo
Ishaan Srivastava
Autonomous Rover Project Member
Materials Science and Engineering

Before humankind there was space and long after we exit this world space will continue on virtually untouched. There is so much to explore and to be a part of these discoveries would make my life the most fulfilling.

Gabi Directo photo
Gabi Directo
High Altitude Balloon Project Member
Mechanical Engineering & Applied Linguistics Minor

As an aspiring mechanical engineer, I want to be a part of the advancement of space technology to further explore space. I''m very interested in space because I want to know more about what''s the great unknown and to expand our knowledge of space''s complexity. I joined STAC to challenge myself in design and creativity.

Jessica Yuan photo
Jessica Yuan
CubeSat Project Member
Mechanical Engineering

Nobody really knows how bacteria react to being in space and in many extreme environments, bacteria and other microorganisms thrive to the exclusion of many other forms of life. I am interested in space because it offers a great opportunity to understand the physiology of how microorganisms adapt to the final, unexplored frontier.

Joseph Maa photo
Joseph Maa
TIME II Project Member
Microbial Biology

I''m interested in space and STAC because I want to learn more about the challenges of living and learning in space. It''s a field that feels more powered by the curiosity and drive of humankind rather than personal gain, and thus something I''d like to be a part of.

Andrew Li photo
Andrew Li
Autonomous Rover Project Member
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

The thought that I can make an impact in the exploration of something as vast and ultimate as space itself is the thought that keeps me going.

Amol Pant photo
Amol Pant
Autonomous Rover AI Member
Intended Computer Science

Space is fascinating - it seemingly goes on forever, has mind bending scientific qualities, is amazingly beautiful, and at the same time a freezing death trap. I''m excited to learn everything I can about it and one day hopefully go there. Moving into space is moving forward!

Andrew Voit photo
Andrew Voit
Autonomous Rover Mechanical Member
Mechanical Engineering & EECS Minor

What is outside the limits of our world? What is beyond that frontier? I hope to be able to explore and to know on any level that vast space that stretches forth the heavens.

Josh Zhou photo
Josh Zhou
CubeSat Member
Computer Science

After working for a few years in nuclear weapons policy, I have come to the firm conclusion that the survival of the human race depends on whether or not we make it off of this planet. Also: it''s super cool.

Nathaniel Mahowald photo
Nathaniel Mahowald
Autonomous Rover AI Member
Data Science & Computer Science Minor

I have been fascinated with space ever since I can remember, I am filled with curiosity and wonder every time I think about what''s out there. I think space is just so interesting and I would love to one day go to space or help advance life in space.

Jasmine Gupta photo
Jasmine Gupta
TIME II Member

This planet isn''t nearly big enough for me!

George Matheos photo
George Matheos
Autonomous Rover AI Member
Intended Computer Science & Mathematics & Physics

I am interested in space and space technology because I believe it is the frontier to numerous breakthroughs. Since it is a field that is still being explored, it is unknown and mysterious, which drives my curiosity and interest. STAC will both challenge me and help me grow and develop as an aspiring mechanical engineer.

Allison Yuan photo
Allison Yuan
High Altitude Balloon Member
Mechanical Engineering

Space to me represents an unparalleled opportunity for innovation, discovery, and research - pushing the boundaries of what we think is possible will bring us whole new technologies we can''t even imagine at the present.

Jake Bildy photo
Jake Bildy
TIME II Member
Software Engineering and Genetics

Space is by no means intuitive. If you could be in space without a suit, you wouldn''t hear a sound. You could go 10 km/s without feeling a thing. To work on a space project is to think beyond the norm, to solve problems in ridiculous, beautiful ways, even when the odds are terribly stacked against you. This is what I love about space.

Salvador Alvizar photo
Salvador Alvizar
CubeSat Member
Mechanical Engineering

The need to discover and learn about what lies beyond our world drives so much ingenious innovation and the goal of making space habitable still hasn''t been fully realized. There''s a great deal more to be done, and I''m excited to see and work on the new technologies that will help make space exploration and research more accessible to all!

Aaron Lin photo
Aaron Lin
High Altitude Balloon Member

Space exploration is the epitome of human knowledge and curiosity. Like many others, my curiosity in space arises as a result of the inquisitive human nature. Specifically, I am interested and fascinated in discovering how space expiration can affect life here on Earth.

Mahsood Ebrahim photo
Mahsood Ebrahim
TIME I Member
Mechanical Engineering

My whole life, I have always asked ''why?'' I am curious about everything that I encounter and how the world around us works. I am interested in space because I believe that it contains the ultimate questions in our world.

Jackie Telson photo
Jackie Telson
CubeSat Member
Intended Astrophysics

Thirty years ago, the voyager spacecraft took its last peek at the earth. In its eye, the earth appeared as a tiny dot, so negligible against the vast universe. The image evokes an awe-inspiring sensation in many of its viewers including me. Comparing to the grandeur of the universe, the earth inevitably loses its lust: the violent history it went through is not so significant\; the various dwellers it incubates may not be so unique. Living deep inside the society, we constantly accept our environment as the totality of our universe, failing to recognize the existence of a much wider one filled with highly-energetic particles traveling close to the speed of light, humongous stars clusters spanning across hundreds of lightyears, and exploding stars outshining a whole galaxy. Therefore, driven by the simplest and purest motivation, curiosity, I let go of my imagination to be carried by the wonders of the universe.

Che Liu photo
Che Liu
CubeSat Project Member
Intended Physics & Pure Mathematics

Cue to an ordinary night in the far future. A person looks up at the sky and sees a sky resembling ours, but with multiple moons. To us, it''s a surreal sight. To this person, it''s normal. I hope to help make this event a reality.

Grace Jung photo
Grace Jung
Autonomous Rover AI Member
Intended Computer Science

Are we alone? That question remains unsolved\; however, modern science has allowed us to begin to formulate our answer. Researching how microorganisms behave in space clues us in to how life arose on Earth and perhaps elsewhere in the universe. Space is intriguing to me because it allows us to answer humanity''s biggest questions.

Abhi Varma photo
Abhi Varma
TIME II Member

From microwaves to foil and propulsion systems, the sheer amount of innovation that has come from the human desire to explore space is mind blowing. Aside from being fascinated by the mysteries of space, I love space technology because of its potential to improve lives and further our fundamental understandings of the universe.

Adhiraj Datar photo
Adhiraj Datar
CubeSat Member
EECS/Materials Scicence Joint Major

...still working...

Calvin Qiu photo
Calvin Qiu
CubeSat Member
Intended Physics and CS

I am so naturally curious about the wonders of the night sky: the stars, the moon, and the planets. I always ponder if the resources from these bodies can help humanity extend beyond a single planet. Technology is the only vehicle to drive the progress of space exploration forward and further broaden our understanding of the mysteries of the universe. I am excited to work with a motivated team to innovate groundbreaking technologies that will be the frontiers in space exploration.

Sarina Sabouri photo
Sarina Sabouri
High Altitude Balloon Member

I see space as a frontier of engineering. The difficulties of working in space forces us to think of new, innovative solutions to complex problems. When I am not watching the latest launch livestream, I''ll be working with STAC to do my part in finding answers for space technology challenges.

Alexander Kristoffersen photo
Alexander Kristoffersen
High Altitude Balloon Member

Space is exciting because it''s humanity''s greatest frontier right now. There is so much possibility and mystery in what can be found out there. When there are questions to be asked, there are answers to be found.

Eric Liu photo
Eric Liu
HAB Graduate Advisor

Even since I was a child, I was fascinated with space. Watching episodes of The Universe everyday after school, and seeing the vastness and mysteriousness of space fueled my curiosity. But space also has the potential to solve humanities greatest problems, and I''m excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the space revolution.

David Yang photo
David Yang
Senior Advisor
Mechanical Engineering

I see space as humanitys next frontier. Its a challenge to our generation. Will we make it amongst the stars? I want to contribute to solving this problem, and that is why I am at STAC.

Yujie Wang photo
Yujie Wang
External Officer & TIME II Member
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

As Carl Sagan said, ''the Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.'' There is so much outside of our little bubble that we have yet to truly understand, along with so many doors yet to be open. I''m not exactly sure what I am hoping to find out in the great beyond, I just know that I have to keep searching.

Morgan Nanez photo
Morgan Nanez
Senior Advisor
Astrophysics & Computer Science Minor

''If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I''ll bet they''d live a lot differently... when you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day.'' - Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson)

Eric Lin photo
Eric Lin
Senior Advisor
Data Science & Computer Science Minor

The regularity of physics always interested me - especially in the realm of the universe. Participating in a couple of space-related internships allowed me to realize that sending off your computer program off into space - with your calculations and your time packed into one small box to solve the mysteries of space is intriguing.

Yuki Ito photo
Yuki Ito
QubeSat Member
Intended Computer Science and Physics

Space exploration is one of mankind''s greatest endeavors, and the idea that I could help contribute to that in a meaningful way drives me.

Maxwell Burns photo
Maxwell Burns
QubeSat Member
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

R* . Fp . Ne . F1 . Fi . Fc . L = N.

Jonathan Lee photo
Jonathan Lee
Senior Advisor
Materials Science and Engineering

Space is the future. Its harsh environments spark innovations never imagined before, and the amount of research that can be done there is limitless. We have so much to learn out there\; how can''t we be excited about it?!

Rocky Hughes photo
Rocky Hughes
Mechanical Rover Member
Chemistry & Intended Mechanical Engineering Minor

Space represents one of humanity''s greatest pursuits of understanding. Looking above at the stars stirs this inexplicable awe at just how vast this universe is. I aspire to, along with all the wonderful people in this club, drive forward space technology and uncover the cosmos little by little!

Ocean Zhou photo
Ocean Zhou
Mechanical Rover Member
Intended MechE + Physics

The future of humanity definitely lies in space exploration! Besides the amazing possibility that we could potentially colonize Mars, there is just so much to discover - alien life forms (which I know are out there!), a seemingly-endless supply of rare resources, cutting-edge medical research that can only be performed in space, new physics breakthroughs, the list goes on.

David Lin photo
David Lin
Mechanical Rover Member

I have developed a love for space and astronomy ever since I read Stephen Hawking''s ''The Universe in a Nutshell'' at an age of 13. It simply is fascinating to take a break occasionally from matters on the ground, and focus on all the amazing physical processes at work above us. But how can we, as humans on earth, further explore this realm? STAC offers me the answer: through innovative technologies for space science.

Jeff He photo
Jeff He
AI Rover Member

Space provides a wealth of information that is intricately tied into the frontiers of research in almost every science. Only by further exploring this vast, largely unknown domain can mankind obtain the near infinite knowledge and resources necessary for our sustainable intellectual and technological growth. Also, funky stuff happens in space, and that''s really cool.

Jim Wang photo
Jim Wang
External Officer & AI Rover Member

Space is the final frontier. It''s a place that can only be reached with the brightest minds engineering the most innovative and ground-breaking solutions. With space technology we are able to push the boundaries of human knowledge and learn more about the universe we live in and the fundamentals properties of how it works. From star anatomy to mars colonization, space .

Benjamin Tait photo
Benjamin Tait
High Altitude Balloon Member

As Stephen Hawking said, ''I don''t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.'' Expanding space exploration and deepening our understanding of the universe, at large, is crucial for our survival. Space exploration is complex and vast, and I am ready to contribute to this urgent endeavor.

Agnese Sanavio photo
Agnese Sanavio
High Altitude Balloon Team Member
Mechanical Engineering

Sometimes at night I stare up at the lightless void and my mind is consumed with the endless possibilities that await us in a world beyond our comprehension\; the barriers we overcome to observe it, explore it, and maybe one day master it\; the ceaseless endeavor upon which rests humanity''s ambition, its curiosity, and perhaps its very survival as a species.

Calvin Yan photo
Calvin Yan
AI Rover Team Member
Computer Science

Hello, I''m a second-year EECS and Music student, focused on AI/ML and robotics. I believe that space is our future as a human species and that the exploration of space is the natural next step in continued progression of civilization\; also, who wouldn''t want to see Gargantua up close? Besides the latest developments in astronomy and technological development, I am also interested in sustainability, politics, classical music, and some other smaller interests.

Conor Martin photo
Conor Martin
AI Rover Team Member
EECS and Music

Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever.

Gina Wu photo
Gina Wu
QubeSat Team Member
Nuclear Engineering and EECS

The challenges of space exploration bring together people all over the world, making us forget about any conflicts because they seem so insignificant in comparison to the scale of the universe. Space exploration pushes us through our limits, and it can give rise to new technologies we could not even imagine. Isn''t it exciting to see what humans are capable of doing?

Inga Zhuravleva photo
Inga Zhuravleva
QubeSat Team Member

Exploring space is about more than just discovering what''s beyond the atmosphere&ndash\; it''s the chance to understand how the universe works in ways we haven''t even imagined yet, and hopefully take back some of that knowledge to change the way we think about science here on Earth. I am so excited to be working with STAC to push the boundaries of space technology and make incredible discoveries along the way.

Jamie Walton photo
Jamie Walton
QubeSat Team Member

As the age old cliche goes: looking at the stars late at night always gives a sense of insignificance for ourselves and the problems of this world, but like Matthew McConaughey, it may just be that the answers to the problems of this world lie in the stars. I am so incredibly blessed and grateful to be part of this ongoing space revolution, and the challenges and beauty of engineering in space excites me to no end.

Jared Cheng photo
Jared Cheng
QubeSat Team Member
Material Science and Engineering and EECS

I firmly believe that any discontinuous jump in our understanding of technology, and the universe, depend on exploration of the cosmos. Most importantly, it will take us deeper into our true origins in the universe.

Jason Bustani photo
Jason Bustani
Time II Mech Team Member
Computer Science

Space is the ultimate destination for social distancing.

Karen Chen photo
Karen Chen
Team Member
Mechanical Engineering

When I was younger, I had a terrifying, gut-wrenching fear of space. But as I learned more about its seemingly infinite possibilities, I grew to admire its formidability. Space technology is one of those fields that manages to make me feel like I know nothing about anything, and I love that. Space research is also not confined to everything beyond our planet, it presents boundless opportunities for life past our little blue marble as well as making life on Earth a little better.

Kylie Akiyama photo
Kylie Akiyama
Time II Bio Team Member

Space is one of the greatest unknowns and I''m fascinated in further exploring the mysteries of space. There is so much to be done and I want to contribute as well as push space technologies forward!

Luis Flores photo
Luis Flores
Time II Mech Team Member
Mechanical Engineering

Since our ancient evolutionary roots, exploration and pushing the frontier has been ingrained into our nature and is what has allowed our species to progress into the modern era. Space allows us to further this natural passion for exploration, enabling us to learn more about the universe and our place in it. At a time like now, with technological innovation booming and the demand for resources higher than ever, exploiting this passion is the greatest opportunity for our future success.

Michael Equi photo
Michael Equi
QubeSat Team Member

The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Michael Zhu photo
Michael Zhu
AI Rover Team Member
Computer Science

Woody always told me to reach for the sky, so I did.

Miguel Garcia photo
Miguel Garcia
Time II Mech Team Member
Mechanical Engineering

Space is about curiosity and wonderment, always looking over the next horizon of possibilities. To me, the expanse of space is also humbling to us as simple Earth bound humans. In the context of just our galaxy, we are but a small ''lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark''. My hope is that space exploration one day brings unity to our world.

Mike Sanchez photo
Mike Sanchez
AI Rover Team Member
Nishanth Anand
QubeSat Team Member
Astrophysics and Computer Science

From traces of life on other planets to mysterious stellar phenomenon, it''s both amazing and daunting to know that there is so much vast and unexplored space waiting to be discovered. I am super excited to be a part of that discovery!

Raymond Mo photo
Raymond Mo
High Altitude Balloon Team Member

Space is marks a boundary for human technology that we have been chipping away at for a long time. I''m excited to see the progress we can make as we push the boundaries space technologies and discover more about what lies beyond.

Ryan Luu photo
Ryan Luu
High Altitude Balloon Team Member
Mechanical Engineering

The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever. Tsiolkovsky

Sara Smith photo
Sara Smith
Time II Bio Team Member

The cosmos offer boundless opportunity for knowledge to be learned, phenomena to be discovered, resources to be unlocked, or bodies to be colonized. Perhaps not in my lifetime, but I would happily serve as a stepping stone towards ''infinity and beyond''.

Sean Lin photo
Sean Lin
QubeSat Team Member

''If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I''ll bet they''d live a lot differently.'' - Bill Watterson. I love this quote. This is how I feel when I remember we have so much to learn about our planet and space itself. I hope to help STAC as much as possible to push the frontier of space research and the space industry.

Tom Ragsac photo
Tom Ragsac
High Altitude Balloon Team Member
Mechanical Engineering

I just love engineering to death.

X Sun photo
X Sun
Team Member
Mechanical Engineering and EECS