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Ethan Chew
Works at Alpha CubeSat
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in Lancaster, CA
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From my friend, +Alex Cureton-Griffiths​, check out SpaceGAMBIT 2.0! Worked with them before on the SilSuit space suit project.
Want to get started in the space industry and help build humanity into a spacefaring…
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To overcome a fear of public speaking, just do it and again and again! Learn well from each time and get the help of Toastmasters.
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It helps to talk about favorite subjects as well, I give programming talks.
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Two thoughts;
First, my foremost goal is to remove my own barriers, my fear, my doubt, my hurt.
Second, along with goals, remember their companions in this order; objectives, strategies and assets/resources. When planning your goals, break them down into objectives. When planning your objectives, break them down into strategies. When defining your strategies, name the assets and/or resources you have or need to support them.
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An amazing galaxy of water...
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Fire and ice, now this is my kind of figure skating!
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The wheels on the bus as well as the wheels in their heads going around...
 
Get this, 30 people piled aboard a bus today and will spend the next 72 hours hacking their way to a successful startup idea. Oh and the bus will be moving the entire time; like the hacker version of Speed. Well, kind of. What’s missing from this…
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Embrace my path as a STEM Educator and realize how valuable it is to the futures and dreams of my students and myself.
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Be succinct, get to the point in as few words as possible. Then tell a story around that point.
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Launch a bottle rocket under the ice of a frozen lake = Awesome!
 
What happens when you put a bottle rocket under ice? AWESOME! That's what happens! http://boingboing.net/2015/06/11/heres-what-happens-when-you.html
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A brilliant pair of young men from Nigeria; starting from developing a web browser for non-smart phones, they seek to develop technologies to make an impact in their locale.
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If you’re looking to build the next creepy Halloween decoration or simply thinking about trying out OpenCV for the first time, this next project will have you covered. [Glen] made a pair of giant googly eyes that follow you around the room using some…
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This made me laugh so hard... XD
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Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Aerospace Engineering B.S., 2002 - 2007
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Engineer, Maker & Entrepreneur
Introduction
Engaged in engineering, business development, networking and marketing and management for entrepreneurial ventures.

Currently developing an engineering career in the development and fabrication of composite structures and rocket propulsion of space vehicles for the commercial space sector.

Have a foundation in the design-build-test-fly cycle for UAVs (4 aircraft projects) and rocket engines (2 spacecraft projects). 

Have worked professionally as a NASA contract systems engineer.

Experienced with establishing and managing makerspaces (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace) as non-profit 501c3 entities as a co-founder and member of the managing board. Have worked with two makerspaces in this line.
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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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Occupation
Aerospace Engineering, Advising Makerspaces, Business Development, Networking & Marketing and Management.
Skills
Systems Engineering, Composites Design and Fabrication, UAV Design-Build-Fly Development, Rocket Propulsion, Rocket Engine Design-Build-Test, Establishment and Management of Makerspaces, Business Development, Networking & Marketing and Management.
Employment
  • Alpha CubeSat
    Engineer, 2015 - present
    Developing a cubesat to win the NASA CubeQuest Centennial Challenge to demonstrate a cubesat that can do lunar and deep space exploration and communications. Web: www.alphacubesat.com
  • Makerspaces
    Non-Profit 501c3 Makerspace Consultant, 2012 - present
    Advising Startup Makerspaces.
  • Luna Desic, LLC
    Business Development Manager, 2013 - 2015
    SilSuit Project - Prior Space Suit Engineer, Principal Investigator; Space Suit Design, Fabrication & Testing. Now Subcontract Management & Business Development. Project engineering is now subcontracted to our development partner, Issyroo Farms, LLC (http://issyroo.org/)
  • 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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Lancaster, CA
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Huntsville, AL - Champaign, IL
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