Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University

September 13, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs

Few disciplines have inspired generations as much as aerospace engineering. Today aerospace engineers are helping us reach
the outer edges about our universe while helping to improve our lives on
earth. The Department of Aerospace Engineering
at Texas A&M University is leading the next generation of Aggies to
create technological advances that will shape the 21st century and
beyond. You’re going to be a student for four years
but what you do after this is your career, and if you really love what you’re doing
its not even a job. And I love aerospace engineering, I love
this department, I love what I’ve learned it’s not only fascinating but I feel
like I’m going to be able to contribute to society in an incredible way. With an Applied Science where we take everything that we know about up fluids and materials and we have
make a heavy hunk of metal full of flammable
liquid hurtling through the air into one of the
safest forms of transportation that has ever been known to man. We are one of the top aerospace
engineering programs in the country providing unique cutting-edge
educational and research opportunities for more than 75 years, including space
exploration, air transportation, national defense,
communications, and sustainable energy. The thing I enjoy
most about the aerospace engineering department here at Texas A&M is AggieSat lab where I work. It gives
undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity like nowhere else or any
other university in the United States. We get to work on
actual spacecraft in space missions in conjunction with NASA and another partners. We have flight simulators, we have
world-renowned faculty and international competitions in
anything you could possibly want to do, it’s there. You just have to go for it. In the
Department of Aerospace Engineering state-of-the-art technologies are
applied every day in our world-class labs and centers.
Students from around the world choose to learn from and work with our
award-winning distinguished faculty who are dedicated to student success. As
graduate students we work hard but we see our professors delight in our success and our progress and this is very motivating and very inspirational. What I love about the
aerospace engineering department is that you get to build and fly your own planes or build and fly your own rockets. And that’s a pretty amazing opportunity
to have as an undergraduate. Being an international student, I didn’t
originally have the opportunity to study aerospace engineering. So I studied physics and astronomy and
then I applied to the US study aerospace engineering and I picked
Texas A&M. Our students have won numerous airplane and
design competitions and lead the nation in the number of
Sigma Gamma Tau National Aerospace Honors Society national winners. Aerospace
Engineering offers numerous opportunities in a variety of industries from working
on future spacecraft and satellites to UAVs and aircraft. In addition graduates can choose to work on the next
generation of ground transportation including boats, trains and cars, as well
as pursuing careers in robotics or software. I think some considering
aerospace engineering should really know that by choosing it, you’re
not necessarily limiting yourself to designing airplanes. I have friends
who work on designing spacecraft and others
who have gone into totally different industries and build electronic systems or help design
cars or even work in petroleum engineering. If you come to
Texas A&M University to study aerospace engineering you can go anywhere with
it but you have to advocate for yourself
and be ambitious. But if you do that, the opportunities are
endless. Our alumni are highly sought after by
recruiters and include astronauts, lead engineers on
commercial and military aerospace systems, as well as owners and CEOs of companies. Six days after I graduated I moved to Mojave, California to work for Scaled Composites and I’ve been there nine years and have
done six new airplanes. I did the mothership for the
Virgin Galactic program, and then now I’m in
charge of the wing for Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch, which will
be the world’s largest airplane. You know the thing I remember about
being at A&M was being up late in the computer lab studying
real hard with my buddies, and it’s the same thing at work. There’s always a
deadline, there’s always a crisis and we kind of get to be heroes together. And we get to play with giant awesome airplanes.
Reach for the future, choose aerospace engineering. ok