Matthew Morningstar has recently graduated from the Loudoun Academy of Science, a science and technology magnet school in Loudoun County, Virginia. He has been accepted to many prestigious institutions, including MIT, Georgia Tech, Purdue, and Virginia Tech and intends to pursue an Aerospace Engineering degree. During his time at Loudoun Academy, he submitted a concept paper for wireless charging via satellites to the Toshiba Exploravision Competition that received an honorable mention. He went on to submit a proposal for a long-term research project on the modification of a hall thruster and met with the CTO of Intelsat and a chief design engineer from Orbital ATK to revise and refine the project’s scope. During his final two years at the Academy, Matthew worked with the George Mason University Engineers for International Development (GMU-EFID) on multiple engineering projects, including the planning, design and construction of water and wastewater facilities at an orphanage in Nicaragua. Matthew plans to attend MIT with help from his SSPI scholarship and to pursue a career in the aerospace industry upon graduation.
Matthew received a scholarship from SSPI in 2017.
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