Joseph Schmidt

  MIT Department: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Faculty Mentor: Paulo Lozano
Research Supervisor: Dr. Elaine Petro
Website: LinkedIn


I was born in Texas but have lived in Indonesia, Mexico, and Papua New Guinea as a third culture kid. I attend the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) studying Mechanical Engineering with minors in Physics and Pure Mathematics. My goal is to design space propulsion systems that travel faster than light and jumpstart human colonization of space. My hobbies include dancing, parkour/free-running, cooking, and attempting to solve the Collatz conjecture.