About Us

Sigma Gamma Tau is the nationally renowned honor society for Aerospace Engineering. It seeks to identify and recognize achievements and excellend of individuals in the Aerospace field. The collegiate chapters of Sigma Gamma Tau semiannually elect to offer membership to those students, alumni, and professionals who, by concientious attention to their studies or professional duties, uphold the high standards for the betterment of their profession.

Our Purpose

The objectives of Sigma Gamma Tau, as stated in the preamble of the society's national constitution, are: "to recognize and honor those individuals in the field of Aeronautics and Astronautics who have, through scholarship, integrity, and outstanding achievement, been a credit to their profession. The society seeks to foster a high standard of ethics and professional practice and create a spirit of loyalty and fellowship, particularly among students of Aerospace Engineering."

A Brief History

Sigma Gamma Tau was founded on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, on February 28, 1953, “to offer appropriate recognition to persons of superior scholarship, outstanding character, and professional achievement in the field of Aeronautical Engineering.” The new society was formed through the merger of two existing societies, Tau Omega, founded in 1927 at the University of Oklahoma, and Gamma Alpha Rho, founded in 1945 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The name of the society was selected by combining the Greek letter Sigma, indicating sum, with the initial letters of the parent organizations, Gamma and Tau. Since its modest beginnings in 1953, the society has grown from 14 to 50 collegiate chapters and from 1,900 to 21,000 initiated members.

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Corporate Info

The Michigan Chapter of SGT takes pride in its ability to provide professional development opportunities to its members. Throughout the fall and winter semesters we host a variety of events geared towards connecting our members with leaders in the field Aerospace Engineering. For most of these events, we invite companies of all sizes to interact with our members. In the past we have partnered with companies to hold events such as:

  • Information Sessions
  • Networking Sessions
  • Resume Critiques
  • Coffee Chats

We hope to continue to build meaningful relationships with companies interested in interacting with our diverse group of students. To set up one of the events listed above please contact our current External Vice President, Delenn Bauer, at sgt-evp@umich.edu.

Member Resumes

President: Sanomi Croos-Dabrera

Sanomi Croos-Dabrera is a senior from Ann Arbor, MI, and serves as our current President. She is also pursuing a minor in electrical engineering! Sanomi loves SGT because she is able to get to know the Aero community better and attend many social events. Within the industry, Sanomi is most interested in guidance, navigation, and controls or propulsion. Outside of SGT, Sanomi is involved with Maize Mirchi (a Michigan A Cappella group), Phi Sigma Rho, WAA, and AIAA. A fun fact about Sanomi is that she used to have a pet hedgehog!


External Vice President: Delenn Bauer

Delenn Bauer, a junior from Ann Arbor, MI, is currently our External Vice President and is double majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science. She is also a part of the Engineering Global Leadership Honors Program, pursuing an Asian Languages & Cultures minor focusing on Japanese. Delenn has a passion for learning anything new, and finds everything having to do with space exploration to be fascinating. Outside of SGT, she serves as the VP of Events for AIAA, External VP for SEDS, and Outreach Chair for CLAWS. Her favorite part of SGT is getting to know the people within the Aerospace Department and learning about their experiences.


Internal Vice President: Donovan Jewell

Donovan Jewell is a senior from Rockford, MI, and is currently pursuing a minor in computer science in addition to his aerospace degree. Donovan is the current Internal Vice President, and his favorite part of SGT is meeting new people within the aerospace department. Within the industry, Donovan hopes to work with controls or space systems. Outside of SGT, Donovan serves as the Publicity Manager Emeritus for the Michigan Men's Glee Club and enjoys puzzles, board games, card games, and watching Survivor. A fun fact about Donovan is that he has never broken a bone!


Treasurer: Emily Grim

Emily is a senior from Temperance, MI and she is excited to be serving as Treasurer! She intends to pursue a master's degree in Aerospace engineering upon finishing her BSE. She is passionate about enriching lives and furthering scientific discoveries through aerospace. Emily's favorite hobbies include attending concerts, hosting board game nights with her roommates, and binge watching the newest Netflix series.


Academic Chair: Abby Stautberg

Abby Stautberg is a senior from Cincinnati, OH and is our current Academic Chair. Abby’s favorite part about SGT is meeting new people in the aerospace department. Outside of SGT, Abby is involved in MXL, WAA, SWE, and works as a research assistant in the Planetary Science Lab. She is also interested in systems engineering, particularly the instrument and spacecraft systems sector of the aerospace industry. A fun fact about Abby is that she loves hiking!


Initiates Chair: Munseok Paul Jeong

Munseok Paul Jeong is a senior from Grand Rapids, MI serving as the Initiates Chair for Sigma Gamma Tau. He is also involved in AIAA and M-Fly and plans to pursue a career in propulsion or structures in military aircraft. His favorite part of SGT stems from the connections with people within the aerospace department, and one fun fact is that he has ended up on UMich’s barstool account.


Outreach Chair: Michael Fischer

Michael is a junior from Madison, WI and currently serves as our Outreach Chair. His favorite part of SGT is meeting new people who share his passion for aerospace. His academic and career interests include aerodynamics, structures, and systems engineering for both aircraft and spacecraft applications, and he is also pursuing a minor in Business. Outside of SGT, he is involved in the M-SAAVE aircraft design team, MASA rocketry team, AIAA, and is also a co-captain of Michigan’s Hillel Hockey Team.


Social Chair: Abhiram Reddy Kondur

Abhiram Kondur is junior from Troy, Michigan and is currently the social chair of Sigma Gamma Tau. He is majoring in aerospace engineering with a minor in computer science. As an initiate, he really enjoyed meeting other aerospace engineering students through SGT, and looks too meet a lot of the new initiates through the social events next semester. He is involved in the MASA as well which has sparked an interest rocket design and allowed me to meet tons of new people. Abhiram Kondur enjoys to be outside, hang out with friends, and play sports.


Social Chair: Junie Baik

Junie Baik is a junior from Palatine, IL, and is one of the social chair of Sigma Gamma Tau this semester. Her favorite part of SGT is socializing with more aero people outside of classes! Outside of SGT, Junie is involved in WAA and AIAA and is also a huge fan of bunnies.


Webmaster: Matthew S. Foster

Matthew S. Foster is a junior from Wixom, MI currently serving as one of the Webmasters of Sigma Gamma Tau. He is interested in exploring the fields of propulsion, aerodynamics, and systems engineering. Matthew's favorite part of SGT is being surrounded by so many passionate engineers that inspire each other to reach for the stars. Outside of SGT, he is involved in the Engineering Honors Program, MASA rocketry team, Michigan Marching Band Drumline, and Michigan Cheerleading. A fun fact about Matthew is that he is an Eagle Scout and loves to sleep under the night sky!


Webmaster: Christopher Clyne

Christopher Clyne is a senior from Salt Lake City, Utah, and one of SGT's Webmasters. He is pursuing a physics minor in addition to his aerospace degree. He enjoys playing games and socializing with the SGT community, especially meeting freshmen and sophomores. He has been involved with machining and test operations on MASA, as well as Engineering Honors and a pipe organ studio on campus. He is passionate about a career supporting the growing space exploration enterprise. He loves skiing, camping, cooking, and hiking in sandals whenever possible.


Fundraising Chair: Avinash Kumar

Avi Kumar is a new Master’s student from Saline, MI, and is the current Fundraising Chair. His favorite part of SGT is creating and purchasing new merchandise for the aero community. He's most interested in Controls and Electric Propulsion, and would love to become an astronaut. He's all about team sports and loves to play soccer, basketball, volleyball, and dodgeball. Fun fact: Avi took a tour of the James Webb Space Telescope in July!


Secretary: Maddie Purvis

Maddie is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Aerospace Engineering and minoring in Space Science Engineering. She is very excited to be involved in SGT this semester as the secretary, and her favorite part of SGT is the support system it creates. In her free time, she loves to crochet, solve the NYT Daily crossword, and watch movies.

Merch Store

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