Astronautical Engineering
Class of 2015
Sacramento, CA
Over the summer, I interned at the California State Capitol under Assembly Member Warren Furutani.  I created policy summaries for the assembly member, and drafted new policy proposals for international trade to Governor Brown of California.
Since joining RPL, I have flown 4-inch, 6-inch, and 8-inch diameter rockets reaching over 60,000 feet with some rockets even simulated for over 300,000 feet and traveling at Mach 4+. In the lab, I have worked with composite materials like carbon fiber, fiberglass, G10, and Kevlar and their associated properties—each material playing a role in the final design and fabrication.

At USC I have had the opportunity to pursue my love for the outdoors – I backpack, camp, hike, and more throughout California.  One of my favorite wilderness experiences in Los Angeles is my backpack trip up San Gorgonio, the highest peak in southern California!

Hi! I’m Markus and I’m a senior studying Astronautical Engineering. I am involved in numerous activities and student organizations ranging from the USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, USC Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, and Engineers Without Borders to Troy Building Government, SC Outfitters (USC Outdoors Club), and Habitat for Humanity. Wanna know more about these #ViterbiOrgs? Explore my page!

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