On October 22, 2012, I gave a guest lecture in Aerospace Engineering 201, an Introduction to Aerospace Engineering class at the University of Michigan. As a Certified Flight Instructor, I outlined the pilot’s perspective to the students and highlighted how they should be thinking of their end-user when conducting their work as engineers. I also highlighted some developing trends in the industry to emphasize the various fields they can specialize in.
As promised, here is the video of the lecture, which is synchronized with the PowerPoint slides I presented. I’ve still been very busy with school (second round of midterms this week) and work, which is disappointing because I miss posting frequently on here. Hopefully I’ll find more time for this site soon.
Hello everyone. I’m sorry that I have not been able to make a new post in a while, but school has been keeping me plenty busy and I’m working part-time as well. I enjoy writing here very much, and I’m disappointed that I haven’t had the time to consistently update the site. Here’s a quick update though to give an overview of some possible future posts:
- I’d like to write about what engineering students actually do and what we learn in some of our classes. I still have a report from my Introduction to Aerospace Engineering class which was a preliminary design report for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), so I’d like to post that and dissect our methodology and process.
- I’ll be guest lecturing the Intro to Aerospace Engineering class this month, giving the students the pilot’s perspective of things and highlighting why it’s important for engineers to know what kind of conditions the end-user of their products operates under. I’ll see if I can record the lecture and post it to YouTube.
- If I have the time to do the research, I’d also like to take a closer look at current industry events, namely the recent activity in shifting airline alliances (i.e. Qatar joining OneWorld), an update of American Airlines’ bankruptcy, progress of the Next Generation (NextGen) Air Traffic Control system integration, the impact of mergers on airfares, and more.
If there’s a topic you’re curious about, feel free to let me know and I’ll see what I can do.