J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering
103A Doherty Building, 3123 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843
Carson Lawrence is a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University in May of 2019, and he dreams of developing new technologies to push human spaceflight further into the solar system. Throughout his time at Mississippi State, he was a member, project manager, and eventually chief engineer of the university’s nationally renowned rocket design team, the Space Cowboys. The team competes in both national international competitions while pushing aerospace research forward and developing new generations of rocket engineers. Carson is now pursuing research in the development of new and innovative finite element methods to assist in the design of structures for use in extreme environments, such as in outer space and at hypervelocities.