Splash Biography

MELISSA BRYAN, CMU Junior studying Mechanical Engineering

Major: Mechanical Engineering/Physics

College/Employer: CMU

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! My name is Melissa "Mel" Bryan. I am a junior of Mechanical Engineering, with an additional major in Physics. I really like rockets, and am the President of Carnegie Mellon Rocket Command, a club on campus that dedicates itself to participating in a NASA rocketry competition. Check out our website at https://cmrocketcommand.wordpress.com/

Past Classes

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S42: Rocket Design I in Carnegie Mellon Splash Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Ever wonder why a nose cone is pointy? Or maybe why fins exist? What are even fins and why do they matter? Through this one hour long introduction to rocket design, you will be able to do basic simulations for rocket design and design your own rocket. We will also talk about design of large scale rockets, such as Carnegie Mellon Rocket Command's SCOTTIE, or PLAID!

S43: Rocket Design II in Carnegie Mellon Splash Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Learn how to launch model rockets up to full scale rockets in this class, and apply knowledge learned in Rocket Design I!