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Office Location: ASE 5.240

Sandy Barker

Associate Professor of Practice, Texas Rocket Engineering Laboratory (TREL) Director

B.S. ASE, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Applied Rocketry
  • Systems Engineering
  • Space Mission Engineering
  • Student Professional Development
Sandy Barker began teaching the Rocket Engineering Practicum (REP) courses in Spring, 2021. She has over 20 years of experience in the areas of manned and unmanned spaceflight training and operations, systems engineering, aircraft maintenance and logistics, aircraft maintenance training development, leadership development, space education outreach, and commercial rocket quality, safety, and compliance management. Her customer experience base includes NASA, US Coast Guard, Honeywell Aerospace, Firefly Space Systems and Firefly Aerospace.
Sandy helped to establish the Texas Rocket Engineering Laboratory to empower future aerospace employees with operational awareness and hands-on experience gained by designing, building and launching and liquid-fueled rockets to the Karman Line.