The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the sixth in a series of Undergraduate Engineering Seminars, designed to introduce undergraduate students to funded research opportunities.
Upcoming seminar will be Wednesday, February 19, 2014 @ 3:00PM
- Speaker: Grace Jang, Aerospace Engineering, UCSD
- Where: UC San Diego’s Jacobs Hall, Room 2512, Henry G. Booker Room
Topic: Grace will discuss the integral role that diversity plays in the engineering environment as well as how the unique backgrounds and perspectives of individuals can enrich an engineering team. The presentation will focus on her experiences as lead of the UCSD Near-Space Balloon Team, as well as her work with the International Space Station EarthKAM and United Technologies Aerospace Systems. Grace will share problems she has faced while working on Nacelle’s Firewall Project, and cover how networking has introduced her to many opportunities in the engineering field through interactions with engineering student organizations such as SWE and Theta Tau. This presentation aims to encourage and help students to develop good networking skills that expose them to more opportunities in the world of engineering.
Bio: Grace Jang is a fourth year student studying Aerospace Engineering at UCSD. She had originally planned to study art, but after taking a physics class for the first time in her senior year of high school, she decided she wanted to learn more about engineering. Grace has participated in outreach programs to expose younger students to STEM careers as an Envision event planner. She also was the lead of the UCSD Near-Space Balloon Team as well as an intern with the ISS EarthKAM. Her main academic interest is Aerostructure and she has gained experience in this area while working as an intern with UTC Aerospace Systems. Grace’s future includes a PhD and, after gaining more industry experience, an eventual career in teaching.
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