Aerospace engineering pupil Lubensky Bain is considered one of 30 college students from throughout the nation who’ve been chosen to take part within the 2022 Matthew Isakovitz Fellowship Program. He’s the primary UCF pupil to obtain this honor.
Matthew Isakovitz Fellows obtain summer season internships with a prime business area firm in addition to an govt mentorship with knowledgeable within the aerospace group. Additionally they take part in a summit that permits them to community with trade leaders, hone their entrepreneurial expertise, and study startup firms of their space.
This system is selective – solely junior, senior and graduate college students who intend to pursue a profession within the aerospace trade are invited to use. Greater than 200 college students from 90 schools, together with MIT, Virginia Tech and Cornell College, submitted purposes this 12 months.
“Being a Matthew Isakovitz Fellow is a tremendous achievement,” Bain says. “Being considered one of 30 college students chosen throughout the nation – amongst a bunch of each undergraduates and graduates from among the most prestigious aerospace engineering packages within the nation – is sort of unbelievable. I stand with the remainder of my class mates in addition to the entire Matthew Isakovitz Excited to satisfy the fellowship crew.
Bain can be thrilled to do an internship with Astra, an area launch firm headquartered in California. Astra’s mission is to “enhance life on Earth from area,” and Bain says he seems to be ahead to contributing to that objective.
When he completes his internship, he’s employed by his govt advisor, Edward L. Bolton Jr., a retired United States Air Power Main Normal and present Senior Vice President of Protection Programs Group.
Whereas this expertise is new to Bain, he’s no stranger to fellowship. In 2021, he was considered one of two UCF college students to obtain the inaugural Patti Grace Smith Fellowship for Black Aerospace Undergraduates. He’s igniting a path for future UCF Aerospace Fellows, and says he’s pleased with it.
“As a Knight, it’s my honor to be the primary Matthew Isakovitz Fellow elected from UCF,” Bain says. “As considered one of UCF’s first Patti Grace Smith Fellows, and now the primary Matthew Isakovitz Fellow, I humbly want to proceed to characterize such a tremendous college.”
Bain expects to graduate in 2023, and after that, he plans to work for a number one firm within the trade. His fellowship expertise might have helped him get there, however he credit UCF with setting it up for fulfillment.
“My time at UCF up to now has been superb,” Bain says. “I’ve discovered so much and linked with many friends and professors who’re prepared to assist me on my journey to success. I’m pleased with the choice I made once I determined to develop into a knight.”