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Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST
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10:00AM-10:35AM Check-in, Networking
10:35AM-10:45AM AIAA LA-LV Introduction
10:45AM-12:15PM Presentation and Q & A
12:15PM-01:30PM Networking
05:00PM Library Closes


Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library 
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5870 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805

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American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section 
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SNC's Propulsion Division History
Mike Carkin
Propulsion Engineer
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)

 Mike Carkin (Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC))


Mike Carkin joined SNC in the fall of 2014 following completion of his master’s degree. The majority of his work at SNC focuses on thermo-fluid analyses of rocket engine chambers, test stand components and prototype hardware. He has been an integral member of a propulsion team tasked with bringing the VORTEX architecture from R&D to flight. Notable programs he has worked on include SNC’s upper stage engine, the Dream Chaser space plane and Boeing’s Phantom Express.

Prior to joining SNC, Mr Carkin attended Embry-Riddle for both his graduate and undergraduate degrees in aerospace engineering with propulsion concentrations. While in attendance at ERAU, he oversaw the experimental rocket propulsion lab analysis team and was a key member of several research teams funded by the United Launch Alliance and NASA. Mr Carkin is also on COMSOL’s North American program committee and the chair of the Wisconsin section of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics.