On Nov. 3, 2021, Brittany Abraham spoke to freshman engineering students at the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Student Engineers' Council (SEC) Industry Night about her job as an engineer in the space industry.
Brittany represented Aerodyne Industries as a teammate company with Jacobs Technology on the Johnson Space Center Engineering, Technology and Science (JETS) contract at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas. Jacobs brought several employees and teammates from their Houston, Dallas, and Clear Lake Texas locations to represent various sectors of the Cyber and Space fields.
Brittany discussed her role as a Thermal Analysis Engineer supporting various projects for NASA. During her presentation, she shared a “day-in-the-life” of an engineer and provided an example of her work.
“I explained how I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering to then fulfill my childhood dream of working in the space industry by applying to Aerodyne,” she said. “I showed how I use my Mechanical Engineering degree working on my space projects.”
SEC Industry Night gives students the opportunity to learn about different sectors of the engineering industry from working professionals. Nearly 750 freshmen were in attendance with another 350 students attending remote from the Galveston Campus.
Brittany, a 2016 graduate of Texas A&M University, is a Thermal Analysis Engineer at JSC. She joined Aerodyne Industries in March 2017 and we are fortunate to have her on our team.