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Ethan Chew
Works at EXOS Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc.
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Schools & Makers, do you want to go to space? Check it out!
 
EXOS Aerospace invites your school to put a CubeSat on a suborbital spaceflight. Ask me about it!
Here at EXOS, we are committed to education! From K-12 we intend to use suborbital flights as a part of Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) curriculum, based on an education platform we are developing with our fantastic partners. EXOS and our partners are developing programs to enable schools to run programs for less than …
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How to eat for brainpower!
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Can you solve this? ;D
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Racial diversity in hiring in the tech sector.  When you guys promote diversity in your workplace and recruit, how often do you do it in racially diverse and high minority concentration areas?
 
In the past week or so I’ve had three instances to reflect on how three major tech companies talk about diversity hiring and their actions…
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+Tycho Clendenny My unfortunate admission is that I have observed the tech sector in many regions practice their biases in differing forms. Lacking a good bar was one of them. It's an issue that requires much deeper awareness and address than simply 'lowering a bar'. If one is doing what you are describing, then they do not fully understand the issue and how to effectively address it or do not have the intentions to but want to create an appearance of.
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People, a quick survey to you as Makers; how much would you be willing to pay for the cost of a suborbital flight with 2 minutes of microgravity and space-exposure for a 1U payload you develop?
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699 people
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477 people
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Christopher Birkinbine's profile photo
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Occupation
Aerospace Engineering, Business Development, Networking & Marketing and Management.
Skills
Business Management, Development, Networking & Marketing, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Composites Design and Fabrication, UAV Design-Build-Fly Development, Rocket Propulsion, Rocket Engine Design-Build-Test, Establishment and Management of Makerspaces
Employment
  • EXOS Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc.
    Director of Business Development, 2015 - present
    Conducting business development, networking & marketing activities. Applying technical knowledge of space systems and aerospace industry and markets. Web: exosaero.com
  • Alpha CubeSat
    Systems And Propulsion & Trajectories Engineer, 2015 - 2016
    Developed a cubesat for the NASA CubeQuest Centennial Challenge for demonstration of lunar and deep space exploration and communications capabilities. Conducted Systems and Propulsion & Trajectories Engineering for an integrated system that meets mission requirements and a propulsion system and trajectory that provides the required DeltaV to navigate the mission and fit factor for cubesat mass and volume. Web: www.alphacubesat.com
  • Makerspaces
    Non-Profit 501c3 Makerspace Consultant, 2012 - 2015
    Advising Startup Makerspaces.
  • Luna Desic, LLC
    Business Development Manager & Space Suit Engineer, 2013 - 2015
    SilSuit Project - Worked under a DARPA subcontract grant from SpaceGAMBIT to design, build, test and qualify a concept utility for a mechanical pressure space suit. Project engineering was subcontracted to our development partner, Issyroo Farms, LLC (http://issyroo.org/). Engineering report online at: http://issyroo.org/SilsuitG2TechECSafe.pdf
  • Ansari Enterprise LLC
    CEO, 2014 - 2015
    Ansari Enterprise is a venture launched in 2014 for the development of communities around spaceports that are supportive of the ports' local space industries. By providing consulting services in business development and networking, we seek to bring together the right businesses, industries and amenities, promote coordination and cooperation to develop a comprehensive space community that is able to sustain and grow. We so far have been evaluating concepts and advising our current clients as well as developing our business. Web: www.ansarienterprise.com
  • XCOR Aerospace
    Test Stand Engineer, 2012 - 2012
    Test Hardware Design & Construction and Test Operations.
  • Masten Space Systems
    Intern, 2012 - 2012
    Vehicle Construction, Vehicle Operations and Design Work.
  • Bastion Technologies, Inc.
    Quality Engineer at Space Shuttle Program Safety & Mission Assurance, NASA Marshall SpaceFlight Center (QD34), 2007 - 2011
    NASA Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) Team at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC): Provided an integrated systems engineering approach to quality engineering assessments and decisions relating to mission safety. Risk Reviews: Contributed to team assessments of safety issues worked by MSFC's Quality Assurance Group. Determined safety risk and impact and gave recommendations to group to address issues.
  • UIUC Microelectronics Lab - Molecular Beam Epitaxy Group
    Student Assistant, 2001 - 2005
    Worked for the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory's Molecular Beam Epitaxy Group. Developed programs in NI LabVIEW and VEEPro for automated instrument control and data acquisition during evaluation experiments on microchip components. Gathered research data scanning experimental microchip samples with Atomic Force Microscopy.
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Engineer, Maker & Entrepreneur
Introduction
Engaged in business development, networking and marketing, management and engineering for startup and emerging businesses.

Engineer with a foundation in spacecraft systems, rocket propulsion, development and fabrication of composite structures and UAVs.

Have worked professionally as a NASA contract systems engineer.

Experienced with establishing and managing makerspaces as non-profit 501c3 entities as a co-founder and member of the managing board.
Bragging rights
Built Rockets & Airplanes, Co-Founded the First Makerspace in Mojave, CA, Mojave Makers, Manage Makerspaces, Business Development, Networking & Marketing and Management for Startups.
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Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Aerospace Engineering B.S., 2002 - 2007