My name is Logan Feld and I am currently enrolled at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T). I have just completed my Freshman year in aerospace engineering with a 4.0 GPA and am on course to graduate with my Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering in a total of nine semesters. While on campus, I maintained an active presence within the university, attending many of the student open forums to discuss policy changes with the UM system leaders and making many like-minded friends along the way through my various courses and extracurricular activities.
I devoted much of my downtime to the Mars Rover Design Team at S&T where I am an active member on the ground support systems subteam. Within the subteam, I worked specifically on the DriveCam system and the mast mount. The DriveCam is a gimbal attached to the main mast of the rover that allows a small camera to rotate with two degrees of freedom for manual driving purposes. The mast mount system is the clamping system that ensures that the main mast on the rover stays attached to the chassis without any fear of rotating or translating up or down. All the parts for my systems and the systems done by other people are designed by the team with CAD software and are then 3D printed or manufactured at the Design Center. It can be a lot of work, but it is worth it to see the final product drive around.
The Undergraduate Achiever Scholarship I received through the Honor Society could not mean any more to me as it opens many doors for me in my future academic career. With the money from this scholarship, I will be able to pursue my Master of Science at S&T without any financial burden on my family. As a consequence, I will be able to follow my dream of commercializing space travel and exploring our universe, ensuring mankind can live among the stars. My biggest thanks to the Honor Society for this wonderful opportunity!