Adam Sardouk

Excited for the future. Determined to help shape it.

Professional Experience

Relativity Space

Tooling Design Engineer | Summer '24 (Intern)

Building Terran R!

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Systems Engineer | Summer '23 (Intern)

Worked on the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) mission. Read about the mission here!Competed in the volleyball tournament at the 2023 Aerospace Summer Games on behalf of JPL.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Mechanical Design Engineer | Summer '22 (Intern)

Worked on mechanical design for F-35 flight testing instrumentation and Earned Value Management system development for F-22 flight testing.

Research Experience

Spacecraft Technology and Research (STAR) Lab

Undergraduate Researcher (under Dr. Christopher Petersen) | Spring '22 - Present

First Author: "Exploring the Feasibility of Electromagnetic Attitude Control of Small Satellites"

Florida Applied Research in Engineering (FLARE) Lab

Undergraduate Researcher (under Dr. David Bragg) | Fall '22 - Fall '23

Co-Author (with Air Force Research Laboratory): "Results of the airlift challenge: a multi-agent AI planning competition"

Education, Involvement,
and Awards

University of Florida

BS Aerospace Engineering | Minor in Electrical Engineering | GPA: 3.73/4.00 (Summa Cum Laude) | Spring '25

Vice President @ Florida Engineering Society:
Highlighted Impact: Founded and led Community Service Committee, increasing community service opportunities by 300% and member attendance by 160%.
Mentorship Chair @ Florida Engineering Society:
Highlighted Impact: Personally recruited engineers from NASA, Lockheed Martin, GE, and Cummins to mentor FES members.
Department Peer Advisor @ UF Mechanical and Aerospace Department:
Highlighted Impact: 1 of 10 students in the department (2000+ students) selected to represent the department and give advice to students on scheduling, engineering involvement, and professional development.
Volunteer Physics Tutor @ FES SLAPS:
Highlighted Impact: Tutored 72 students spread over one semester in key physics concepts including conservation of energy, momentum, torque, and more.
Flight Dynamics and Mechanical Payload Engineer @ SwampLaunch:
Highlighted Impact: Contributed to developing flight dynamics model using MATLAB which predicted target apogee within 0.5% error.
University Scholars Program (USP) Fellowship
Research Excellence Program for Undergraduates (REPU) Distinguished Graduate
Florida Engineering Society Scholarship
John G Ruge Scholarship
Sigma Gamma Tau Nominee
Epsilon Lambda Chi Nominee
Pi Tau Sigma Nominee
For Fun:
Intramural Sports:
Indoor Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Soccer, and Dodgeball.
University of Florida Rock Climbing Club

Featured Work

Single Cylinder Compressed Air Engine

Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Project | Fall '22

Redesigned and manufactured an air engine practicing concepts like DFM, DFA, tolerance stack-up, and more.

CATAN Board Redesign

Mechanical Design and Product Lifecycle Passion Project

Designed and prototyped an improved board and pieces of the popular board game: Settlers of CATAN using SOLIDWORKS and my 3D printer. Learned and used Blender to animate and showcase my work (see below).