Event: Engineers Without Borders-LA General Meeting – 1 July


Hi everyone,

Agenda for our meeting:

  • Welcome our new board and chair members!
  • Dodger Night Summary and Fundraising Stats
  • Tanzania Project: This will be our last meeting as we send out the Travel Team off!
  • Guest Speaker: Josh Giegel, VP of Design & Analysis.
    • Josh is leading the design and analysis of all major mechanical elements of the Hyperloop system. Josh brings with him an extensive background in advanced fluid, thermal, thermodynamic and structural analysis, as well as a strong history in hardware based development.
      Previously, Josh led research activities at Echogen Power Systems, a startup in the waste heat-to-power energy sector. Josh was the sole inventor of four novel supercritical CO2 power cycles that significantly improved efficiency and lowered cost. He also developed custom multi-objective, nonlinear power cycle optimization software.
      Prior to Echogen, Josh worked at SpaceX where he served as the lead analyst on six different rocket engines, including the Merlin 1D and SuperDraco family of engines. All engines have been successfully tested, with the Merlin 1D the highest rated thrust-to-weight engine ever built. Josh’s analysis was also critical to the success of the Dragon spacecraft where microgravity propulsion systems are an integral piece in the docking and deorbiting from the International Space Station. He received an “Ass-Kicker” award for his work identifying & replicating the Falcon 9 first flight anomaly and decisively protecting against future such events.
      Josh received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University where he was a Graduate Engineering Fellow. He holds a BSME from Penn State University where he graduated with honors and was first in his class..


If this is your first meeting please read important information below about the meeting location:

  • Please sign in at the security desk located in the rotunda.
  • Parking is free (see parking instructions)
  • Refreshments will be served
  • If you have any questions about the meeting location please email

Parking Instructions
If Arriving before 7pm:
Enter the underground employee parking located at the rear of the building.  Tell the security guard at the entrance of the garage you are here for the EWB meeting.  Press buzzer at gate and tell them again you are here for the EWB meeting.,-118.235618,3a,75y,326.13h,88.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSENpiojTZMzFSbHDMqGCfA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

If Arriving after 7pm.
Please use the after hours parking entrance located across from the front of the MWD building
Before driving down the ramp, use the security buzzer to the left of the top of the ramp and tell security you are here for the EWB meeting.,-118.237048,3a,75y,226.07h,84.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5_5wWBciwy0Y7oGRvAbbbQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en