May 2021

Engineering Intern Kirk Porter

Kirk Porter has joined Daedalus as an engineering intern. Kirk will graduate from the University of Pittsburgh in December 2021, with a B.S.E. in chemical engineering and a minor in petroleum engineering. During his time at Pitt, his favorite courses have included Hands-On System Design, Intro to Product Design, Systems Engineering II: Process Design, and Start-Up Fundamentals. During the 2020 fall semester’s Innovation Institutes’ Big Idea Blast, he was part of a team that won third place for an augmented-reality fire response system.

Kirk has served as both President and Director of Communications for the University of Pittsburgh's Engineering Student Council, and currently serves as President for the National Association of Engineering Student Councils, a non-profit organization that seeks to advocate for, collaborate with, and develop leadership skills for engineering students across the United States.