Meet the Team
We are a diverse team of undergraduates from Case Western Reserve University. Although CRT is based out of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, it consists of members from a wide range of disciplines:
Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, and Engineering Physics
We are organized into three subteams, each with different tasks. Our goal is split up the work of the team into groups which can be lead and overseen by more people.
Team leads: Sarah Ryan, Carter Waligura
Our Structures team is in charge of the primary design for our competition rocket. They take data from previous years, better understanding of our software’s limits and strengths, and new ideas from Testing to help our rockets perform even better. Members of the testing team research aerostructures, design and build 3D models of the rockets, and build the competition rocket.
The latest competition rocket we have in the works is Dwayne (The Rocket). It is our most challenging rocket yet, with a desired altitude of 10,000ft, an all-fiberglass body, and a top speed of 464 mph.
Team leads: Vincent Portelli
Our Systems team is in charge of the electronics on board the rocket. This includes the payload and telemetry. They use the designs for previous electronics bays and look to see how to improve our efficiencies, as well as test new ideas for onboard cameras and systems. Members of the testing team research new electronics, build grounds and flight tests, and analyze data.
System’s biggest recent project was designing a brand new camera system, designed to live stream our video to a ground station. The camera performed successfully, the video of which can be found on our Projects page.
Team leads: Alex Brandt, Jonah Sachs-Wetstone
Our Testing team is in charge of all primary Research and Development. They take a conceptual idea for a new part design, new construction method, or improved parts, and work to test the limits of their strength, ability, and design. Members of the testing team research tasks, propose ideas and test articles, and build flight tests.
Most recently Testing completed a manufacturing test article for the SA Cup called Spartan I. It was designed to test how to properly machine fiberglass parts, as we had little experience with it. The manufacturing went well and the rocket performed nominally in a flight test.
The Executive Committee
President, Sebastian Abisleiman
Sebastian is a junior Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering student. He previously was the Treasurer.
Vice President, Vincent Portelli
Vincent is a senior Computer Science student. He previously was the Public Relations Officer.
Public Relations, Maximus Ross
Max is a sophomore Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering student.
Lab Manager, Jonah Sachs-Wetstone
Jonah is a junior Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering student. He previously was the Certification Lead.
Treasurer, Leticia Dornfeld
Leticia is a senior Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering student.
Secretary, Ben Grywalski
Ben is a junior Chemical Engineering student.
Certification Lead, Jeremy Dunne
Jeremy is a sophomore Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering student.