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MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER, GENERAL ATOMICS – AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS, INC
Kelsey Winter Sawvelle has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Energy and Thermofluids from San Diego State University. She co-founded SDSU’s first electric racecar team, Aztec Electric Racing (AER), that builds a Formula 1 style racecar from scratch. While at SDSU she was also the President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). For her master’s thesis she studied the behavior of re in space for NASA. She currently works as a mechanical design engineer at General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Inc., which makes Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). She works in the Ground Control Systems (GCS) group which develops the control centers that the pilot uses to control the UAVs. Many of her designs have been manufactured and have gone into production, most notably 12 Mobile GCSs and 1 Fixed GCS top level assemblies. In her free time she enjoys working on her ’71 Corvette Stingray, camping, and hiking with her Husband Greg and dog Oakley.