Name

Steven Macenski

Title

Social Director of Illinois Space Society (UIUC SEDS Chapter)

Email

stevenmacenski@gmail.com

Resume

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a fast-paced 2016 internship in the aerospace industry working with satellites, autonomous systems, robotics, launch vehicles or research devices.
EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS at Urbana-Champaign Urbana-Champaign, IL
Aerospace Engineering, B.S. GPA: 3.46/4.00 May 2017
Tech. GPA: 3.81/4.00
Related Coursework and Clubs
- Robotics Engineering
- Aerospace Dynamical Systems
- Aerospace Decision Algorithms
- NASA Space Systems Engineering 101
- Orbital Mechanics
- Aerospace Control Systems
- Aerospace Computations/Numerical Methods
- Introduction to Spacecraft Design

EXPERIENCE

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center, MD
Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) Intern Summer 2015
- Stringer Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) employee contacted to support SSCO
- Obtained certifications to control the fleet of industrial robotic arms to train new operators
- Assisted in the safety and requirements verification of a new Engineering Development Unit (EDU) robot arm
- Established operator’s manuals to mandate test procedure for space-flight control boards (JCB) and EDU operation
- Devised sheets to generate config files for joint configuration parameters and support frequent revisions with ease
- Composed forward and inverse kinematics, manipulator dynamics, trajectories and control for a robot arm

JOHN DEERE Waterloo, IA
Product Engineering Intern Summer 2014
- Redrafted and reconciled an international (ISO) standard for the safety of highly automated machinery
- Held meetings with ISO/TC 23/SC3 Chairman (US) and Secretary (Germany) to reconcile technical concerns
- Developed four internal standards for Deere’s Waterloo unit after executing a factory audit
- Wrote programs in Python to create and analyze data sets to establish homologous cautions in operator manuals
CENTER FOR THE ADVANCED RESEARCH FOR THE EXPLORATION OF SPACE (ARES) Urbana-Champaign, IL
Integration and Test Researcher for Lower Atmosphere/Ionosphere Coupling Experiment Fall 2014-Present
- Published risk analysis for the satellite’s structure, thermal protection, and integrated systems
- Researching Attitude Determination and Control Systems, tuning Magnetorquer gains, and gain scheduling
- Defined high level development, testing, and production timelines

BRETL RESEARCH GROUP Urbana-Champaign, IL
Robotic Manipulator Researcher Fall 2015-Present
- Producing a custom software and control package to operate a ABB IRB 120 industrial robotic arm
- Integrating Force/Torque sensors and computer vision to research various features of flexible material dynamics

SATELLITE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (SatDev) Urbana-Champaign, IL
Co-Founder and Director of Research & Development Fall 2014-Present
- Maturing and submitting proposals to NASA for notional research CubeSats and payloads
- Leading technical studies for CubeSat payloads and scalable passive deorbiting techniques for future missions
- Managing Integration and Test sub-team to complete and validate 2 CubeSats due for launch in Spring 2017

ILLINOIS SPACE SOCIETY (ISS) Urbana-Champaign, IL
Social Director and Technical Projects Member Spring 2015-Present
- Organizing department-wide social events to foster comradery
- Additive Manufacturing Specialist in the NASA Micro-g Competition, creating an asteroid sample collection tool
- Attitude Determination and Control System Member in the 2015 SEDS Communication Around Mars Competition

NASA LUNABOTICS – ILLINOIS ROBOTICS IN SPACE (IRIS) Urbana-Champaign, IL
Mechanical Subsystem Head Engineer/Shift Lead Fall 2013-Fall 2015
- Managed 30 engineers in the design and fruition of a robot to mine, store and dispense regolith, lunar simulant
- Applied systems engineering approaches aligned with the industry standard to devise creative solutions

BATTLEBOTS Buffalo Grove, IL
Robotics Engineer Fall 2011-2013
- Collaborated with a team of six as the mechanical and weapons specialist to create a winning 120 lb. combat robot
- Designed precision parts on Autodesk Inventor and manufactured components on CNC machines