About US

This project has been the hard work of the National Space Grant Consortia and a myriad of other individuals donating their time and effort for the sake of global collaboration and science.

Lead organizations

This project was developed and created by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium.

Contact us

We're here to answer your GLEE questions. If you were unable to find information on the FAQ page, please send us an email. We are committed to responding to every inquiry as quickly as we possibly can.

Send an email to the GLEE Team at info@GLEE2023.org. Talk to you soon!

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Chris Koehler, Director of Colorado Space Grant, teaches the Pathway to Space class at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Staff & Faculty

COSGC is joined by Space Grant teams from across the country in the development of our mission.

COSGC student staff members hard at work on the GLEE project

Students

GLEE is supported by a group of CU Boulder students from a variety of backgrounds. A love of space is the only pre-req!

Students involved with one of COSGC's numerous outreach and teaching events.

you

How will you join us for this expedition?


Current GLEEmers at cosgc

Meet the group of students from the University of Colorado who are currently working toward the next era of space, science, and accessibility!

Star Wars!

Amanda Marlow

Aerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: How mysterious the dark side of the moon is.

Fun Fact: I love a nighttime latte.

Star Wars!

Emma Hopson

Creative Technology and Design

Favorite thing about the moon: How big it appears to us despite being as far as it is.

Fun Fact: I have a baby bunny!

Star Wars!

Nadia Abuharus

Nickname: NadsAerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon:

My favorite thing about the moon is that tides on Earth are caused by its gravitational pull.

Fun Fact: I can speak Arabic and Spanish.

Star Trek!

James Dalton Smythe Craft

Nickname: JimboElectrical Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon:

How big it appears to us despite being as far as it is.

Fun Fact: I run a D&D campaign and was once upon a time a sommelier.

Star Wars!

Erin Omyer

Statistics and Data Science

Favorite thing about the moon: It’s out of this world.. and moonquakes!

Fun Fact: I can make boba from scratch in a matter of one hour and fifteen minutes.

Star Trek!

Evie Clarke

Nickname: SassafrassBiomedical Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: She is so good at being a moon. <3

Fun Fact: I speak French and Muscogee!

Star Wars!

Luke Roberson

Nickname: Lord Protector of Great Lunar Expedition for EveryoneAerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: The Moon may have formed during an impact between the Earth and another small planet.

Fun Fact: I share a name with someone from Star Wars and I am also from North Carolina.

Star Wars!

Matt Moran

Computer Science

Favorite thing about the moon: It's super fun to watch lunar eclipses and solar eclipses!

Fun Fact: I love to do landscape photography and astrophotography!

Starbursts!

Adeline Loesch

Nickname: Addie/EddieAerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: The shadows that create the portrait of a bunny on the moon.

Fun Fact: Down for any adventure!!!


Star Trek!

Julia Sheeran

Aerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: How high I could jump if I were on the Moon.

Fun Fact: I'm definitely related to Ed.


Star Trek!

John Aldrete

Computer Science

Favorite thing about the moon: That it's made out of cheese!!

Fun Fact: I love cooking, ice hockey, and hiking.

Starbursts!

Rishi Mayekar

Aerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: That it is the perfect size and distance away to eclipse the Sun!

Fun Fact: An Astrophile living in the multiverse!!

Starbursts!

Anvie Gowrishankar

Nickname: a$wizzleAerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: I loved its cameo in Despicable Me! <3

Fun Fact: I used to be in a unicycling troupe!

Starbursts!

Nikhita Sathiyan

Aerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: How great of an impact it has on our planet while still being so far away!

Fun Fact: I've been skydiving and jet skiing before!

Star Trek!

Alison McCall

Nickname: Windy WhispersElectrical Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: I think it's cool how the moon's size, shape, and color can look so different depending on the position of the Moon, Earth, and Sun.

Fun Fact: I play the flute!

Star Wars!

Ricky Mannion

Nickname: RickyElectrical Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: I like Eagle Cad.

Fun Fact: Whalers on the Moon.

Star Wars!

Trent Bjorkman

Nickname: Fruit LoopsMechanical Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: The next total solar eclipse happens on April 8th, 2024.

Fun Fact: I design origami in my free time.

Star Wars!

Emily Lookhoff

Nickname: LeeAstronomy

Favorite thing about the moon: Worshipping the Goddess of the moon, Diana.

Fun Fact: I love weightlifting, hiking and textile arts (sewing, spinning, embroidery).

Star Wars!

Harry Fuchs Brodsky

Geology (PhD)

Favorite thing about the moon: Lavas that are 15% titanium dioxide by weight!! Crazy!

Fun Fact: I love cooking French food!


Star Trek!

Julia Claxton

Aerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: The craters are very pretty!!

Fun Fact: I'm a figure skater and cyclist in my free time, I love doing things that keep me moving!

Star Trek!

María José Rodríguez Chamorro

Nickname: MajoAerospace Engineering

If the moon had a song what would it be? Luna by Juanes

Fun Fact: I love olives and I'm from Colombia.

Starbursts!

Catherine Xiao

Computer Science

Favorite thing about the moon: It's a rock.

Fun Fact: I enjoy playing tennis and spending time outdoors.

Star Wars!

Akhil Tadiparthi

Nickname: Akhillionaire Computer Science and Molecular Biology

Favorite thing about the moon: The different phases of the moon.

Fun Fact: I run a food blog.


Starbursts!

Kintan Surghani

Nickname: KinAerospace Engineering

If the moon had a song what would it be? Why iii love the moon by Phony People

Fun Fact: I <3 cats.

GLEE Alumni at cosgc

Meet our Alumni who worked tirelessly on our mission and are now making us proud doing big things in the next era of space!

Star Trek!

Hanna Galimanis

Former PM Aerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: How everyone on Earth has the same one.

Fun Fact: I think STEAM is a pretty cool mission.

Star Wars!

Nick Gentile

Aerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: Water Ice at the poles!

Fun Fact: I have a lot of plants, they're all terrible and I love them.

Star Wars!

Adam Vitti

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: It is the only other celestial body that humans have visited.

Fun Fact: I can blow bubbles off my tongue! (Also love scuba diving)


Star Wars!

Adam Trunko

Aerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: There is still so much unknown and untapped potential including one day having the ability to sustain human life!

Fun Fact: I love sports and am the captain of the CU Men's Ice Hockey Team!


Star Trek!

Daedalus Muse

Mechanical Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: The difficulties of getting to the moon and designing for the harsh lunar environment make the engineering challenges that much more exciting.

Fun Fact: I plan to do motorcycle racing at some point in my life.

Star Wars!

Lawson Nerenberg

Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

Favorite thing about the moon: How it is the reason for tides!

Fun Fact: I've spent many summers searching for artifacts as an Archeological Field Technician


Star Wars!

Yvonne Liu

Computer Science

Favorite thing about the moon: It looks like a smiling face from Earth!

Fun Fact: I am a foodie, and I love trying different cuisines from all over the world!


Star Wars!

Lorenzo Madera

Aerospace Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: The Dark Side.

Fun Fact: I broke my collarbone and didn't know for a month.

Star Wars!

Jackson Bilello

Nickname: BiloMechanical Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: How its size tricks us into thinking it is much closer than it truly is.

Fun Fact: I'm both a sailor and skier!

Star Wars!

Tim Bauer

Computer and Electrical Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: That only a select group of people have been to the moon and there is still so much to learn about it!

Fun Fact: I can touch my tongue to my nose.

Star Wars!

Andy Starr

Aerospace Engineering (Grad Student)

Fun Fact: I'm a competitive chess player


Star Wars!

Zack Herzer

Mechanical Engineering

Favorite thing about the moon: How we had only seen one side of it until photographs emerged in the late 1950s!

Fun Fact: I skied every week this year (including the summer)!