ESP Biography



RYAN MCLINKO, MIT Grad Student Studying Aerospace Engineering




Major: Aerospace Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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Rockets and Composites in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
Ever want to learn how rockets are designed and built? How about how to use composite materials, which if used properly, can have significant benefits over traditional materials, such as metals. This class will discuss how rockets work and what goes into the design of a rocket. Then it will discuss how composites are generally fabricated and students will get a chance to make their own rocket fins out of composite materials.


How to Build A Satellite: Exploring Space Systems Design in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
Learn the fundamentals of space engineering by teaming up with your classmates to build and test your own satellite creations! We will discuss the many uses of satellites, the difficulties of engineering for space, and the steps that satellites take on their journey from concept to orbit.


Rocket/Composites Design and Fabrication Class in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Ever want to learn how rockets are designed and built? How about how to use composite materials, which if used properly, can have significant benefits over traditional materials, such as metals. This class will discuss how rockets work and what goes into the design of a rocket. Then it will discuss how composites are generally fabricated and students will get a chance to make their own rocket fins out of composite materials.


How to Build A Satellite: Exploring Space Systems Design in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Have you ever wondered what goes into building a satellite? Learn about satellite design and practice by designing and building your own satellite!


Rocket/Composites Design and Fabrication Class in Spark! 2010 (Mar. 13, 2010)
Ever want to learn how rockets are designed and built? How about how to use composite materials, which if used properly, can have significant benefits over traditional materials, such as metals. This class will discuss how rockets work and what goes into the design of a rocket. Then it will discuss how composites are generally fabricated and students will get a chance to make their own rocket fins out of composite materials. This class is sponsored by the Rocket Team of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).


Design a Satellite in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Ever wanted to design a satellite space mission? The members of the MIT CASTOR Satellite Team will show you how it's done! Students will be divided into teams and given some basic materials, and will design a satellite mission and the satellite to meet those requirements, and build it, too! While we can't promise your satellite will get launched, we can promise you'll have a great time learning about satellites and space missions!


Journey Through the Cosmos: The Universe in a Nutshell in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
We will look up into the night sky and peer deep into the universe, exploring our own solar system, the Milky Way Galaxy, and beyond! Students will learn about just how big our universe is, and how diverse the matter that fills it is. Hosted by the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Astrophotography Team.


Rocketeering 101: Build Your Own Bottle Rocket! in SPLASH (2005)
In this engaging and hands-on course, you will have the opportunity to design, build, and launch your own water-propelled rockets ...