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Transcript of Aerospace Engineering
The Average Perception:
For an aerospace engineer, you tend to get unique responses after telling people what your major is.
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An Introduction to AE
Famous Aerospace Engineers
The Wonderful World of Aerospace Engineering
What do you think of when you hear "Aerospace Engineering?
What Aerospace Engineering Really Is
1.) Product and Parts Manufacturing
2.) Research and Development
3.) Communication Equipment and
Control Instruments Manufacturing
4.) Architectural, Engineering and
Government Opportunities in Aerospace
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Aerospace Opportunities in Academia
Aerospace in Private Industry
Locations in California, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland
United States Military
Research & Faculty Positions
Amira Abadir, Myra Lattimore, and Karen Herrera Teague
Located internationally and in all 50 U.S. States.
Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois
Major locations in California, Texas, Florida, and New Jersey
Located in all 50 U.S. States with the greatest concentration in the eastern United States.
The general consensus: It's rocket science, it's hard, and we all want to work for NASA.
Computer Software Engineering & Programming
What can you do with an Aerospace Engineering Degree?
The perception around AE isn't entirely correct.
Aerospace engineering: "designing and building machines that fly."
Subject matter: aerodynamics, structures, vehicle dynamics and control, and propulsion
Women in the field
Barbara Crawford Johnson
Mary Sherman Morgan
*NASA aeronautical engineer responsible for moon landing, only woman in the team.
*Created the rocket fuel Hydyne used to launch the first US satellite.
First woman in space!!
*First female engineer to work for the Civil Aeronautics Administration (later FAA).
*Aviation Pioneer of the year, 1987.
*First man to walk on the moon.
*Also, test pilot, naval aviator and professor.