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GEORGIA STUDENTS CROWNED AMERICA’S TOP TEEN ROCKET SCIENTISTS

Creekview High School team bests 799 rocketry teams from across America to win the Team America Rocketry Challenge and represent U.S. in Summer 2018 international competition The Plains, Va. – Creekview High School of Canton, Ga. today took home the top prize at the world’s largest and most competitive student rocketry contest – The Team […]

Rockets on the Hill

AIA CEO and President Eric Fanning Rockets on the Hill Reception Friday, May 11, 2018 Remarks as prepared for delivery Good morning and welcome to Rockets on the Hill. I’m Eric Fanning, the President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association. I’m excited to see so many aspiring scientists, engineers and astronauts with us today. […]

“Do Good. Be Good. Make Michigan Proud.” Eric Fanning Gives Positive Charge to University of Michigan Engineering Graduates

Michigan native Eric Fanning knew he faced an immediate challenge when he stood before hundreds of students, teachers and family members to give the graduation address to the University of Michigan College of Engineering class of 2018 on the last Saturday in April.  The school had thoughtfully provided academic regalia for Fanning featuring the green […]

100 TEAMS ADVANCE TO U.S. FINALS IN WORLD’S LARGEST ROCKET CONTEST

Student rocketeers from 28 states and D.C. will compete next month for more than $100,000 in prizes, scholarships and a chance to represent the U.S. at the global finals Arlington, VA – The Team America Rocketry Challenge today unveiled the names of the top 100 teams that will advance to the national finals next month. […]

Young A&D Professional: Justin Morinishi

Electrical Engineer Cubic Global Defense B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, San Diego When did you first decide to take STEM courses and/or pursue a career in engineering? When I was younger, I wanted to be an inventor. I had a journal of ideas that I had […]

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 […]

Young A&D Professional: Christy Roof

Systems Engineer Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company B.S., University of Texas at Arlington, Aerospace Engineering M.S., Southern Methodist University, Systems Engineering When did you first decide to take STEM courses and/or pursue a career in engineering? I began my college studies with plans to be a math teacher, but when I was taking Calculus, my professor […]

Young A&D Professional: Tonia Dinh

Process Engineer The Boeing Company, 3 Years B. S. Weber State University M.S. Purdue University When did you first decide to take STEM courses and/or pursue a career in engineering? Science, Math and Technology have been my interest since I was young. I was always curious to know how things work, how they were put […]

Young A&D Professional: Troy Lambert

Systems Engineer Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company B.S., Tennessee State University, Computer Science M.S., George Washington University, Systems Engineer When did you first decide to take STEM courses and/or pursue a career in engineering? I decided to take STEM courses in high school. After doing many STEM-related after school activities in middle school, I decided to […]

Young A&D Professional: Mark Goolsbay

Aeronautical Engineer Lockheed Martin Company B.S., University of North Texas, Mechanical and Energy Engineering When did you first decide to take STEM courses and/or pursue a career in engineering? Growing up in a family of engineers, I was born with a curious mind. When I was old enough to start learning about how the world […]

Young A&D Professional: Yasmine Straka

Mechanical Engineer Raytheon B.S., University of Arizona, Mechanical Engineering When did you first decide to take STEM courses and/or pursue a career in engineering? Who was most influential in your decision making? When I was a high school junior, I wanted to pursue in college a degree in the arts – specifically, music and creative […]

Young A&D Professional: Kayla Dunn

Systems Integration Project Engineer UTC Aerospace Systems B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering When did you first decide to take STEM courses and/or pursue a career in engineering? Both of my parents are engineers so I was predisposed to a love of math from birth, but wasn’t entirely interested in the field until I […]

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