By: Allison Fischer 9th hour
"I was interested in aerospace and flying, and the US is really the best place in the world for flying"- Kalpana Chawla
Information about Aerospace Engineers
- Aerospace engineers use aerodynamics to test how objects surfaces move through space
- They design, develop, test and maintain equipment and vehicles that travels to space thought spaces atmosphere.
- Some of the vehicles are balloons, sailplanes and gliders, military and civilian craft, missiles, satellites, and spacecraft.
- The Aerospace engineers often specialize in one aircraft or spacecraft part or systems
- Aerospace engineers also test different materials (example: ceramic tiles or metal alloys) to test/determine their strengths at very high speeds
- Others build models of aircraft and spacecraft and test them in special environmentally controlled chamber
- Aerospace engineers work in offices, laboratories, factories, on airstrips, and in launching areas or take work home with them after hours.
- Aerospace engineers work 40 to 50 hours a week.
- Salary range in Wisconsin: $51,680 to $91,140 and the salary range nationally: $65,450
- Direct and coordinate activities of engineering or technical personnel designing, fabricating, modifying, or testing of aircraft or aerospace products.
Pros and Cons
- Aeropace engineers like the challenge of solving complex problems
- They are proud to see their spacecraft or aircraft design incorporated/enjoy high job satisfaction, along with a feeling of accomplishmnet
- It is good pay
- They are helping the community by making aircrafts and spacecrafts
- You may have to move around the county to find work
- It can cause stress for finishing up a project
- You may need to prepare written reports and speak to an audience
What you need to be successful in this career
- Trigonometry/advanced algebra
You need of four year college degree in aeronautical, astronautical, or mechanical engineering is required to enter this occupation. Must earn a bachelor's degree in aerospace, aeronautics, or a related area of engineering such as electrical, electronic, mechanical, metallurgical, or ceramic engineering.
Some colleges you can go to if you are interested in being a aerospace engineer
School: University of Central Florida
Address: 4000 Central Florida Boulevar Orlando, FL 32816
• You can get in with a 2.0 GPA
• They have lots of extra curricular activitys
• High starting salery
• Far from home (Wisconsin)
• Will need to move to a bigger city to find a job
• Need a average of 27 on your act
School: University of Michigan
Address: Ann Arbor, MI 48109
• They have lots of extra caricature activities (track and feild etc.)
• It is closer to home then most out of state schools
• Most people finish their degree in four years or less
• It is a very expensive: out-of-state school tuition: $41,578
• Is a larger school
• Very hard to get in because you need a 30-36 as the majority to get in
School: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Address: 100 Church Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
• Not far from home (Wisconsin)
• There are lots of extra caricature activities (Cross country and track and field etc.)
• In state tuition: $13,840 pay less
• Its a harder school to get into because you need a 28 act score
• Its a bigger school
• It is cold and icy in winter when you need to walk around campus
400 Central Florida Blvb
Building 121 PS 430
Orlando Florida 32816
Campus Activity Board
12715 Pegasus Dr.
Student Union Room 208
Orlando, FL 32816
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