Officers

Meet Your 2017-2018 Officers!

President – Brennan O’Connor

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2019

Favorite things about AIAA: Being able to connect with like minded CSU students about space and aircrafts, as well as having the opportunity to learn from professionals in industry. I also really enjoyed doing the Design Build Fly competition because it gave me some awesome hands on experience and was a ton of fun. P.S. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in AIAA so just ask!

What things do you like to do in your free time?: I enjoy playing rugby, being really bad at table tennis, and hiking around horsetooth.

Vice President – Jared Ham

Major: Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

Graduation Year: 2020

Favorite things about AIAA: My favorite thing about AIAA is getting to interact with people who enjoy space and planes as much as I do on a regular basis. I also enjoy participating in the Design Build Fly competition every year as it is a great learning experience and a whole lot of fun.

What things do you like to do in your free time?: In my free time I enjoy playing golf and basketball as well as building and flying remote control airplanes. If you ever want to try flying an RC Plane let me know and I can make that happen.

Chief Financial Officer and Rocket Team Liaison- Johnny buck

Officer Position: Chief Financial Officer & Rocket team liaison

Major: Engineering Science with concentration in Space Engineering

Year: 2018 (2nd year)

Favorite things about AIAA (Activities, lectures, people, etc): I find satisfaction in the guest speakers that visit AIAA to inspire members and officers alike. Guest speakers always give me a boost of energy and motivation when classes get me down. I enjoy meeting the people who work in the Aerospace Industry and I love to network with these speakers. I also love the involvement of the IREC team members within AIAA. I find Rocketry interesting and I believe AIAA is a great place to meet the people who make up the Aerospace Industry.

What things do you like to do in your free time?: I love the outdoors in Colorado. I like to Rock Climb at Horsetooth even though I’m not very good and I love to climb 14’ers like Quandary and Elbert. I like to play video games in my free time or hangout with friends. If I get the time, I like to build estes rockets as well.
 

Secretary – Michael Townsend

Officer Position: Secretary

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: 2022 (2nd year)

Favorite things about AIAA (Activities, lectures, people, etc): I enjoy meeting like minded people and talk about aerospace; whether it is the latest news, or some random trivia facts. Being able to learn more about aerospace and meeting the guest lecturers helps to keep me motivated when going through those late nights of studying.

What things do you like to do in your free time?: I usually try to sleep. I tend not have enough time for that over the week. I also like playing some video games, and reading some books. When time allows for it, I like getting lost in the library, looking at all the books or hiking around in Colorado

Engineering College Council Representative – Hannah Zimmerman
 

Design Build Fly Head – Kyle Van Aken

Officer Position: Design Build Fly Head

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: 2021

Favorite things about AIAA (Activities, lectures, people, etc): For me the best thing about AIAA is the Design Build Fly program because its a great way to connect with other students and I love the process of turning an idea into reality. Free pizza doesn’t hurt.

What things do you like to do in your free time?: My hobbies include hiking 14ers, backpacking, and rock climbing.

 

Design Build Fly Lead Engineer – Patrick Donovan

Officer Position: Design Build Fly Lead Engineer

Major: Electrical Engineering

Year: 2021

Favorite things about AIAA (Activities, lectures, people, etc): My favorite part of AIAA is being around people who have similar interests and being able to build off of them and gain valuable connections. Also, the presentations that we get are very fascinating and give us insight to what we could be doing in our future.

What things do you like to do in your free time?: My hobbies include mountain biking and remote control aviation.