Success Stories

ATK capitalizes on top UCSB engineering students through Capstone


ATK Space Systems – Goleta(ATK-Goleta) is an independent provider of mission enabling deployable space systems. It is prized by its parent corporation, ATK, as an innovator in solar arrays, deployable booms, and related structures and mechanisms. Its exceptional team of engineering, manufacturing and product assurance personnel has had 100% flight success on all space hardware they have manufactured. Given the fact that ATK-Goleta is a key provider of solar array and deployable booms for many of the nation’s space-orbiting devices/satellites, they need to have a consistent source of top technical talent. And, not surprisingly, more than 25% of all ATK employees attended or graduated from UCSB, which is very nearby.

Northrop Grumman- The charter member of the Corporate Affiliates Program 


Based on the joint research and development programs, plus the numbers of alumni Northrop Grumman employs from UCSB, UCSB is one of the top tier schools with which Northrop Grumman works. This status was the impetus behind their interest in helping to instigate a formal outreach program for industry.