U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Dominick, San Diego ’04, was selected to join NASA’s 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He was one of 12 candidates chosen from a record-breaking 18,300 applicants and began a two-year training program in August 2017. Following training, he will be assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office while awaiting a flight assignment.
In college, Dominick served as vice president of finance and vice president of communications with his chapter while earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He later earned a master’s degree in systems engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and is a graduate from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.