National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Steven Carter

Steve CarterUniversity of Portland
Portland, Oregon

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering and B.S. Mathematics, Fall 2013

NASA Academy Research Project
Fuel Droplet Vaporization Rate Measurement Technique (Subsonic Fixed Wing, Supersonic, and ERA Project)


Dr. Sarah Tedder and Mr. Dennis Huff

Hometown: Truckee, CA


Academic and Work Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Portland, Dynamics
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Portland, Engineering Graphics Design
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Portland, Fluid Mechanics
  • Lab Assistant, University of Portland, Freshman Design Workshop
  • Laborer, Gary Carter Construction (Fall 2006 through Summer 2010)
  • Lifeguarding (Summer 2007 and 2008)
  • Golf Internship and Greens Keeper, Old Greenwood Golf Course (Spring and Summer 2009)
  • Study Abroad, Europe, Summer 2011

Memberships and Activities

  • University of Portland Club Lacrosse, Fall 2011 through Spring 2013
  • Freshman Design Project
  • 2009 Freshman Service Plunge

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s List
  • University of Portland President’s Scholarship
  • University of Portland Grant

Skills and Certifications

  • Mechatronics Certificate, Sierra College
  • Computer Language and Programs: Matlab, Labview, Microsoft Products, Java, Algor, AutoCAD Software and Solidworks

Hobbies and Interests

  • Football, Basketball and Working out
  • Hiking, Camping and Fishing
  • Rock Climbing and outdoor Activities
  • Working on Cars
  • Cooking and Barbequing

Personal Statement

I am an undergraduate student at the University of Portland majoring in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. I plan to attend graduate school upon completing my undergraduate students; however, I am not certain what degree(s) I will pursue for my graduate program. I have an affinity for working on cars. I plan one day to rebuild an old muscle car from the frame upon, preferably a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T. I have a very strong work ethic,which stems from my parent’s requirement for me to work for everything I need.

Professional and Educational Objective

I plan to pursue my Masters degree and possibly my Doctorate degree upon graduating from the University of Portland. I am deciding between a Mechanical Engineering or an Aeronautical Engineering degree. This internship will help me in my decision for graduate school.