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IT Student Voices: Eric Semrud

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"There's a lot of opportunity to do research with professors, and you can do that as early as your freshman year. Approach your professors about research opportunities, and they will help you gain that extra knowledge."

–Eric Semrud, aerospace engineering major

IT Student Voices

Aerospace engineers create vehicles and technologies that push back the frontiers of space, explore the oceans, and carry people and products around the world.

They also play a major role in technological advancement of our society, not only by designing aircraft, spacecraft, and launch vehicles, but by their leadership in fields as diverse as the biomedical and computer industries.

The program provides a basis for lifelong learning through a comprehensive, high-quality education in science, mathematics, engineering, and liberal arts. Course work in aerospace engineering fundamentals includes aerodynamics, propulsion, materials, flight mechanics and controls, instrumentation, spacecraft dynamics, and structures. Students also take elective courses in areas such as computational fluid dynamics, composite materials, control system design, hypersonic aerodynamics, and helicopter aerodynamics.

A capstone to the curriculum will be to work as part of a team to design aircraft and spacecraft. The projects are typically suggested by local aerospace industries and NASA, and give students the opportunity to interact with aerospace professionals.

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Careers: aeronautical engineer | aerodynamics engineer | aeronautical test engineer | aircraft design engineer | project engineer | research and development | stress analyst | sales engineer

For more information about a degree in aerospace engineering and mechanics

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