JASMINE Q. SMITH
Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2017
Tuskegee University, Mechanical Engineering, ‘20
Host Institution: Mojave Air and Space Port
Mentor: Stephanie Luongo
Jasmine Q. Smith is a Mechanical Engineering major at Tuskegee University. As a kid, she loved science--but her passion for space specifically started when her mother took her to visit the California Science Center.
In college, Jasmine is a Air Force ROTC cadet and also founder of Tuskegee's chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.
Jasmine was the only first-year undergrad accepted in the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program's inaugural class. As a Brooke Owens Fellow, she worked at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Her main project involved working with one of the Mojave Air and Space Port's tenants, the National Test Pilot School, to organize and host a week-long flight test camp for local high school students.
Jasmine is currently continuing her education as a Junior at Tuskegee and has recently been awarded a full flight training scholarship from the Red Tail Scholarship Foundation. So along side studying for school, she will be working towards receiving her Private Pilots License.
This past summer, Jasmine continued getting exposure and experience in the space industry by interning at NASA's JPL in the Geophysics department. Her main task involved working on a Vane Shear project for the Mars 2020 mission.
She is now looking for another internship for the summer of 2019.