Jose Urcia is a junior at the University of Central Florida, majoring in aerospace engineering. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) who regularly participates in events and projects. The latest project conducted with AIAA was the designing and building of a model rocket. Apart from school and organizations, he is also investing a moderate amount of his own private time to his own private project with other engineering majors. This project is an extension of the model rocket. They are designing a second stage rocket in which he designs the engines for said rocket.
His current research involves the development of an anisotropic yield criterion. He hopes this research will lead him to a promising future that will allow him to go to graduate school, for either mechanical or aerospace engineering. His main professional interest is the development of commercial space travel or deep space exploration. However, he first wants to develop and enhance his experience in the field by taking on multiple internships for the next year or two, while working towards his master's program.
Aerospace Engineering | Engineering
Urcia, Jose, "Jose Urcia" (2017). UCF Research and Mentoring Program Scholars. 6.