Episode 24: Getting Involved in Real World Stem at the University Level

Let's Go to Space: BLUE-SKY Learning

Aug 2 2021 • 34 mins

Today, we meet Sahadeo Ramjatan who received his Bachelor’s and Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida. There he served as President of the Small Satellite Design club where motivated students learn about space exploration through various STEM activities . His dedication helped  the organization to win  2nd place for Best Community Outreach from the AIAA Region II Conference. In addition, he performed internships at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center where he was a recipient of the NASA John Mather Nobel Scholarship. Sahadeo received the Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship (BAEF) and studied at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Brussels, Belgium for 1-year to examine the hypersonic radio blackout of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Schiaparelli mission using computational fluid dynamics. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Minnesota and his research is focused on modeling the ablation of porous materials to help in the design of planetary entry spacecraft heat shields. His research, academic achievement, and commitment to advancing equity and inclusion allowed Sahadeo to participate MIT’s Rising Stars in Aerospace virtual academic career workshop. Sahadeo is currently pursuing a minor in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and in his free time, he likes to practice Indian Classical Music and teach children aspects of South Asian cultures.

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