Unformatted text preview: developing software for an air data system for commercial jetliners. The system measures air pressure surrounding the aircraft to determine airspeed, altitude and angle of attack (whether the nose of the aircraft is level, pointed up, or down). He found the mathematics he learned at MTU to be very helpful. He also found the higher level project classes you will take in junior and senior years to be a good lesson in the team work necessary in his career. Also, the problem solving skills he learned in math, chemistry and physics comes in handy a lot too. It is not possible to know all the information you will need in your career, you need a process to determine what the problem is, and how/who to talk to, to solve it. He said having had 5 jobs in 16 years is not unique. Most of his co-workers have had similar experiences. Changing jobs is common in the current economy, and also the best way to increase salary and keep from getting too bored....
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- Spring '09
- higher level math, David best, standard engineering calculus, Goodrich Sensor Systems