Illinois Tech Rocketry Executive Board

President, Founder

Andy de Fonseca

Junior in Aerospace Engineering, co-terminal student. Founder and Rocket Lead of Illinois Tech Rocketry, a SEDS IIT Student chapter.

Junior in Aerospace Engineering, co-terminal student. Founder and Rocket Lead of Illinois Tech Rocketry, a SEDS IIT Student chapter. Brooke Owens Fellow. NASA Space Grant Recipient. USRA Distinguished Undergraduate. AIAA Diversity Scholar. SWE Scholarship Recipient. IIT NASA RMC Mechanical Team Lead. Worldwide Outreach Coordinator for The Planetary Society.
Avionics Design Lead

Michael Gromski

Responsible for all things electrical in our rockets. Currently pursuing a joint dual bachelor’s degree in Physics and Aerospace Engineering from Lewis University and IIT, respectively.

Responsible for all things electrical in our rockets. Currently pursuing a joint dual bachelor’s degree in Physics and Aerospace Engineering from Lewis University and IIT, respectively. Joined Illinois Tech Rocketry to expand his knowledge in embedded control systems and to have fun with high power rockets. Formerly the team captain of an intercollegiate drone racing team at Lewis University."
Technical Advisor

Maciej Grybko

MS student specializing in hypersonic aerodynamics. Built a scratch-built supersonic rocket for Level 2 HPR certification and an experimental J-class solid rocket motor..

MS student specializing in hypersonic aerodynamics. Built a scratch-built supersonic rocket for Level 2 HPR certification and an experimental J-class solid rocket motor.
Treasurer

Leanne Nutter

Aerospace Engineering 21'. I am Senior at IIT with a passion for Space and Satellites.

Aerospace Engineering 21'. I am Senior at IIT with a passion for Space and Satellites.
Mechanical Lead

Christian Valois

Mechanical Engineering and in Physics double major with a minor in Mathematics at IIT and Elmhurst..

Mechanical Engineering and in Physics double major with a minor in Mathematics at IIT and Elmhurst. I am the Mechanical Team Lead for SEDS IIT, focusing primarily on the design, simulation, recovery, and fabrication of rockets for Illinois Tech Rocketry. I joined Illinois Tech Rocketry not only to stimulate my engineering capabilities but to help guide IIT further into the realm of Rockets and Spacecraft. “Nothing happens until something moves” -Albert Einstein
Propulsion Lead

Mohammed

Hi! I'm Mohammed. I'm a senior dual majoring in Physics and Aerospace Engineering! Let's get these rockets out into space!

Hi! I'm Mohammed. I'm a senior dual majoring in Physics and Aerospace Engineering! Let's get these rockets out into space!

AIAA diversity scholar
NSF GRANT recipient
NASA L’SPACE academy scholar
PICUP panelist