AE, ME students will intern this summer with leading aerospace engineering companies and be paired with an executive-level mentor.

For their talent, creativity, leadership, and commitment to community, four engineering undergraduates at Georgia Tech have been named Brooke Owens Fellows for 2023.

Althea Noonan, Samina Patel, and Ishani Peddi are undergraduates in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. Lauren Paulson is studying in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering with a minor in aerospace engineering. They’re among a group of 47 exceptional undergraduate women and gender minorities who were chosen by the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program.

As fellows, they will intern this summer for leading aerospace engineering companies and be matched with an executive-level mentor to support and guide them as they launch their careers.

This year’s “Brookies”:

Althea Noonan headshot

Althea Noonan

Noonan will be interning with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation. She is a researcher in the Space Systems Design Lab (SSDL), where she works on the structures team of the GT-X CubeSat series.

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Samina Patel

Patel’s internship will be with Voyager Space Holdings in Denver, Colorado. The Georgia native became interested in aerospace at a young age after a family trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Lauren Paulson headshot

Lauren Paulson

Paulson will intern with Virgin Orbit on their quality engineering team in Long Beach, California, this summer. She has served as the vice president of membership for the Yellow Jacket Flying Club and on the Woodruff School Student Advisory Committee.

Ishani Peddi headshot

Ishani Peddi

Peddi will be an intern with Ball Aerospace in Washington D.C., working in strategic operations. She also has been working as an undergraduate researcher on combustor noise pollution and acoustics in the Ben T. Zinn Combustion Lab.

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