Please create a list of people who advise student rocketry teams at universities

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Please create a list of people who advise student rocketry teams at universities

OVERVIEW

We have compiled a list of nine advisers to student rocketry teams at eight universities. Advisers are listed in alphabetical order by last name, followed by their corresponding university, university rocketry team, and rocketry team website (if applicable). Relevant background information and contact details are also provided for each adviser, and we have provided information on each adviser's experience.

ADVISERS OF STUDENT ROCKETRY TEAMS

Brigham Young University (BYU)
Phone: (801) 422-6316
Email: dfullwood@byu.edu

Relevant background information: Dr. Fullwood is a faculty member of the Materials group in BYU's Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received a Ph.D. in Mathematics and worked for over 10 years as Head of Research and Development and Head of Mechanical Engineering in the UK.

Experience: Dr. Fullwood has supervised BYU's rocketry team in a number of competitions, including the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) in 2012, where the team competed in the Basic Category. This category included rockets with a 10 pound payload expected to reach an altitude of 10,000 feet. He also supervised the team in the 2017 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition;


University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada Rocketry Society
The rocketry team does not have a separate website.
Phone: (775) 784-4981
Email: kivistik@unr.edu

Relevant background information: Mr. Kivistik is a professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he lectures on chemical and materials engineering and process safety. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.S. in Molecular Biology from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. He is a Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer and has been a member of the American Biological Safety Association since 1996.

Experience: In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Kivistik teaches graduate level courses in process safety, with a particular emphasis on radiation containment. No information was available on the length of time Mr. Kivistik has been the faculty adviser to the rocketry team.


University of Louisville
River City Rocketry
Phone: (502) 852-0804

Relevant background information: Dr. Lian is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Louisville's J.B. Speed School of Engineering and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Shandong University, an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, an M.Phil. in Applied Mathematics from the Hong Kong University of Science, and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida.

Experience: In addition to serving as faculty adviser to the rocketry team, Dr. Lian is also the Director of the Computational Thermo-Fluid Laboratory at the University of Louisville. No information was available on the length of time Dr. Lian has been the faculty adviser to the rocketry team.


University of Florida
UF Rocket Team
Phone: (352) 392–6745
Email: ricklind@ufl.edu

Relevant background information: Dr. Lind is an associate professor in the University of Florida's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota and has published extensively for such publications as the Journal of Aircraft and the Journal of Aerospace Engineering.

Experience: Dr. Lind serves as the faculty mentor for the 100+ student members in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) at the University of Florida. From 2012 to 2016, the University of Florida rocketry team has been consistently recognized at competitions, including the NASA Student Launch, AIAA Student Conference, and Hybrid Motor Rocket Competition.


University of Oklahoma
Boomer Rocket Team (formerly Sooner Rocket Team)
Phone: (405) 325-1094
Email: dpmiller@ou.edu

Relevant background information: Dr. Miller is a professor in the University of Oklahoma's Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Wilkonson Chair of Intelligent Systems, and the co-founder and technical director of the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. He received a B.A. in Astronomy from Wesleyen University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale. Over the past 18 years, he has been awarded numerous honors including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1993) and the NASA Group Achievement Award to the MARTE Team (2006).

Experience: Dr. Miller has published guidance on rocketry system development and student outreach programs at the collegiate level, although we did not identify any information outlining how long he has been the faculty adviser for the rocketry team at the University of Oklahoma.


Virginia Tech
Rocketry @ Virginia Tech (Rocketry@VT)
Phone: (540) 231-1246
Email: kashin@bi.vt.edu

Relevant background information: Dr. Shinpaugh is Director of Information Technology and Computing Services at Virginia Tech's Biocomplexity Institute and an adjunct professor in the university's Department of Aerospace.

Experience: Under supervision from Dr. Shinpaugh, the rocketry team at Virginia Tech participates in AIAA student design competitions, NASA competitions, High Altitude Balloons projects, Sounding Rocket projects, CubeSat projects, and NIA RASC-AL. The team has earned first place three times and placed second on four occasions in the last five years while competing in the AIAA design competition.


Kent State University
Kent State University High-Power Rocket Club
Phone: (330) 672-3953
Email: dstring1@kent.edu

Relevant background information: Dr. Stringer is an assistant professor at Kent State's College of Aeronautics and Engineering. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He has published extensively in such publications as the Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing and the Journal of Vibration and Control and is affiliated with the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and the American Society for Engineering Education.

Experience: Dr. Stringer is the lead faculty member for the Kent State Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).


Auburn University
Auburn University Student Launch Team
Phone: (334) 844-4874
Email: thurobs@auburn.edu

Relevant background information: Dr. Thurow is the W. Allen and Martha Reed Associate Professor in Auburn University's Department of Aerospace Engineering. He received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University.

Experience: Dr. Thurow's has extensive experience in "aerodynamics, propulsion, dynamics, light-field imaging, optical diagnostics, flow imaging, compressible fluid dynamics, and turbulence."


Auburn University
Auburn University Student Launch Team
Phone: (334) 844-6809
Email: trigged@auburn.edu

Relevant background information: Dr. Triggs is a lecturer in Auburn University's Department of Aerospace Engineering.

Experience: Dr. Triggs has extensive experience in high-powered rocketry and composites, and he has greatly contributed to the Auburn's Student Launch Team's design process.

CONCLUSION

We have found all relevant information regarding this request, which consists of nine advisers to student rocketry teams from eight universities, their relevant background information, and contact details. Websites for each of the adviser's corresponding student rocketry team have also been provided, if applicable.
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