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sandy.barker@utexas.edu
512-471-1077
Office Location: ASE 5.240

Sandy Barker

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

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

Interests:

  • Applied Rocketry
  • Systems Engineering
  • Space Mission Engineering
  • Student Professional Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion
Sandy Barker began teaching the Rocket Engineering Practicum (REP) courses and Space Systems Lab 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 liquid-fueled rockets to the Karman Line. The first student lab of its kind, it operates with the goal of greater representation and inclusion of women and minorities.
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