Interplanetary Initiative Lab student worker lands job at Blue Origin
A Fulton Schools mechanical engineering graduate student will soon be leaving ASU after receiving his master’s degree and stepping into a job as a thermal analysis and management engineer for the leading aerospace company Blue Origin. That opportunity is due primarily to the experience Matthew Adkins (pictured) has gained since becoming part of the team at ASU’s Interplanetary Initiative Lab in 2020. His role enabled him to work on a project for NASA, network with industry professionals and move other projects forward from the concept to testing stages. At Blue Origin, he’ll assist on one project the relates to work he performed for his master’s thesis and be involved in the Orbital Reef, a project for which the university’s Interplanetary Initiative Lab is providing academic leadership.