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  • Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2017
  • University of South Carolina, BSE Mechanical Engineering, ‘18
  • Host Institution: Ball Aerospace
  • Mentor: Celinda Marsh

Taylor Zedosky is a Mechanical Engineering major at the University of South Carolina. She traces her love of aerospace back to when her family moved from the DC area to a small town in Pennsylvania and the night skies truly opened up. 

As a student, Taylor is the President of Society of Women Engineers for the second year, having previously served as Conference Chair and Fundraising Chair for the chapter. She has also been active in H.O.P.E. (Hands on Prosthetics Engineering), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Carolina Service Council. She has worked multiple jobs while a student, including working as a Research Assistant at the McNair Aerospace Center, where she assisted in the development of a UAS that launches out of a bomb tube and completes surveillance missions for the Office of the Navy. 

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Taylor worked at Ball Aerospace, contributing to a wind-doppler LIDAR system to measure wind speeds and patterns to better predict weather, such as hurricanes. She designed multiple mounts for various parts of the system, created a fluid coolant loop to temperature control the lasers, and developed a system for a live stream camera. 

Currently, Taylor is finishing up the last few months of her undergraduate degree. In the fall, she will return to Ball Aerospace with a full time job as a mechanical engineer.