Rachel A. Lyons





OBJECTIVE: Aerospace engineering student seeking internship position to gain challenging, meaningful experience.

University of Miami – Coral Gables, FL	
December 2017
Bachelors of Science Aerospace Engineering, Economics Minor, GPA 3.35			  

Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition	
Aerodynamics Team Leader
•Optimizing aerodynamics and minimizing structural weight of 10ft rocket to reach goal of 30,000ft apogee with solid propulsion system

Hybrid Motor Rocket Competition, NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium
•Rocket reached 3,000ft altitude, placing 3rd in the competition
•Design and assembly of body to optimize aerodynamics and gain experience machining
•Organized team-wide notebook, working closely with all sub-teams to stay updated on progress 

RockOn! Workshop, NASA Colorado Space Grant Consortium	
June 2016
•Built an electronic sounding rocket payload in a team of 3 to be launched ~73 miles
•Collected scientific data using assembled microcontroller system based on Arduino 
Concorde Supersonic Transport – Increasing efficiency with refined materials, structures, and engines

BluShift Aerospace			           
Boxborough, MA
Research Engineering Intern
December 2015-May 2016
•Research on aerodynamic characteristics of supersonic bodies to assist in fuselage design
•Weekly meetings give exposure to a broad range of engineering disciplines and diverse teammates

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company			
Scottsdale, AZ
Marketing Intern					
December 2014-January 2015
•Provided support for marketing team leading up to and during car auction by overseeing arrangements of automobiles and working with costumers and clients

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space 	
University of Miami 
President, Project Manager			
•Began year with goal of expanded membership base across disciplines by sharing passion for space
•Effectively communicating ideas and solutions with E-board to best serve membership while overseeing the Robotic Mining Competition team’s progress through checkpoints and deadlines
•Organized space industry speakers at NASA KSC to expose students to professional applications 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 		
University of Miami
•Keeping records for multiple subgroups and projects, including Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition, Design Build Fly!, and Exoplanet Hunting Society

Yuri’s Night
Director of Planetary Engagements			
•Contact for students, outreach representative at SpaceVision conference

WVUM 90.5 The Voice 			
University of Miami
Radio Host, Music Staff			
•Rotational show airs weekly to share talent of new artists with South Florida listeners