Ari Rubinsztejn

Hometown: Bronx, NY

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“The work I have done at UB is going to space.”
Ari Rubinsztejn
Aerospace Engineering

Why did you decide to major in MAE?

I think that rockets are cool and space has been a passion of mine since visiting the rocket gardens at Kennedy Space Center with my grandfather as a small child.

What is your fondest memory so far at UB?

The time spent with friends here at UB.

What is your favorite thing about living in Buffalo?

Buffalo has the best Beef on Weck!

What was your involvement outside the classroom?

Outside the classroom, I have been the Treasurer for SEDS, and the Payload specialist for UBNL (University at Buffalo Nanosatellite Lab)

Were you involved in internships and/or undergraduate research? What was that like? –

I interned at The Charles Stark Draper Lab and at NASA. I am also conducting research in Dr. Singh's lab on diabetes monitoring, and work on a satellite at UBNL.

What makes your UB story unique or noteworthy?

The work I have done at UB is going to space. At UB I've worked on a variety of projects from diabetes research, rocket propellant testing, satellite design, etc...

Aside from engineering, what else are you passionate about?

I am also passionate about photography and camping.

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation, I will be working on a PhD at the University of Alabama focusing on Astrodynamics.

What will you miss most about being a UB undergrad?

I will really miss the community that exists here at UB.

What is your advice to current and incoming MAE students?

Take your classes and GPA seriously, also get involved in a club/research. You will learn the theory in class but the club/research will prepare you for the real world.