Aysheh Abushanab is a Mechatronics Engineering student (’21) with a Mathematics and Embedded System Integration minor. She transferred from Austin Community College and is the Lead System Engineer for the AggieSat6 mission. Her exposure to small satellite design started when she joined the AggieSat Lab in Fall 2018 and took on the role of both the Lead System Engineer and Project Manager for the FlatSat project.
As Aysheh continues her work at AggieSat focusing on systems, interfacing, and ensuring traceability, she recently founded the Society of Women in Space Exploration chapter at Texas A&M and focuses on promoting more women, diversity, and inclusion in space exploration. Aysheh is also a mentor to three first-generation engineering freshmen students at Texas A&M. As a mentor, she enhances the students’ education and social experiences on campus. She is also in the works of becoming an Aggie Research Scholar in which her research focuses on robotics and micro-controllers in STEM education. She serves as a facilitator and a team lead at an after-school STEM club for a local elementary, where she is responsible for teaching 4th graders how to build and code robots.
In the Summer of 2018, Aysheh interned as a summer undergraduate researcher at the University of Texas at Austin and presented her research at the UT-PGE Austin poster symposium and the American Geophysical Union virtual poster session. Aysheh is also a NASA Community Aerospace Scholar
Aysheh plans to continue her work on CubeSat development through system engineering as she hopes to enter the workforce and apply for graduate school.