Justin Sulfridge: Honors Student in the Spotlight


Justin Sulfridge


Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

From: Arab, AL


Our current Honors student in the spotlight is Justin Sulfridge.  Justin is one of 22 seniors graduating from the Honors Program this academic year.


Where did you attend high school and what activities were you involved in?

I’m from Arab, AL and I attended Arab High School.  In high school, I was involved in varsity soccer, National Honor Roll, the National Beta Club and I attended Alabama Boys State.


 What's your class/major here at UAHuntsville and what are your future career goals?

I’m a senior majoring in Mechanical and Aerospace engineering.  After graduation, I hope to seek employment with the Boeing Company’s Huntsville Design Center. I am currently working on their Product Definition Team, which is an effort of Boeing and UAHuntsville Students to complete the 767-2C Tanker program.

 What do you ultimately see yourself doing career-wise?

 I hope to receive my Masters in Aerospace Systems and a PhD. in Engineering Management. With those degrees, I would like to work in the Missile Defense industry as a Project Manager.


What Honors courses are you taking or have taken recently?

I’m currently working on my Honors Thesis on the “Development of Mass Allocations from Previously Flown Spacecraft Data.”  I’ve also recently worked on two Honor’s Contracts. In Elements of Spacecraft Design (MAE 468), I worked on determining the feasibility of using a cryogenic propulsionsystem to Saturn's Moon Enceladus. In Rocket Propulsion (MAE 440),  I learned how to design and build a water rocket.


What else are you involved in at UAH?

I’m employed with Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center.  I’m also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.  I’m the current Scholarship Chairman and Sargent at Arms.  I’ve previously served as the New Member Educator and Internal Vice President.

 I’m also an Order of Omega member.  The Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Greek, campus, and local community.