Celebrating our Nation’s Engineers: Meet the Young Professionals Making a Difference

In honor of National Engineers Week (February 18-24), the Aerospace Industries Association is proud to highlight 15 engineers who are making a difference in the aerospace and defense industry. Trained in colleges and universities across the United States, these engineers are working on critical products that are taking us to new heights, ensuring our safety in the sky, and keeping our troops safe around the world.

Founded by National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, National Engineers Week is dedicated to raising awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to society, and emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.

Click below to learn more about what inspires and drives the next generation of innovators.

Maria Cardinal
Mechanical Design Engineer
Harris Corporation
Troy Lambert
Systems Engineer
Lockheed Martin
Joseph Warner
FPGA Design Engineer
Harris Corporation
Ann Khidekel
Aerodynamics Engineer
UTC Aerospace Systems
Sarah McClain
Manufacturing Engineer
LAI International
Vincenzo Miale
Electrical Engineer
Rockwell Collins
John Rugg
CCA Design Engineer
Harris Corporation
Shyla Bingham
Flight Test Engineer
Rolls-Royce, N.A.
Tonia Dinh
Process Engineer
The Boeing Company
Kayla Dunn
Systems Integration Project Engineer
UTC Aerospace Systems
Mark Goolsbay
Aeronautical Engineer
Lockheed Martin
Emma Mitchell
Graduate Development Program Engineer
Rolls-Royce, N.A
Christy Roof
Systems Engineer
Lockheed Martin
Sarah Olsem
Senior Systems Engineer
Rockwell Collins
Rachel Elliott
Corporate Engineer
Northrop Grumman
Yasmine Straka
Mechanical Engineer
Raytheon