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How Do I Become an Engineer?

October 23, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and UMKC School of Computing and Engineering

Program Summary

Are you a student thinking about a career as an engineer? Do you want to see a cuttingedge drone lab? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from John Bazin, aerospace engineer at Blue Origin. You’ll also have a chance to learn about UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering programs and see their state-of-the-art drone lab.

During this interactive Q&A session, students will have the chance to ask questions about coursework, internships, college programs, and anything else about becoming a successful engineer!

Parents, teachers, and mentors are also encouraged to participate. 

Speaker Bio

John BazinJohn Bazin recently joined aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company Blue Origin as an aerospace engineer. Before that, he served as a Design Engineer for Airborne Systems, where he worked with a team on the NASA Mars Rover. John completed his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at University of Missouri- Kansas City in 2016 after receiving his BS in Mechanical Engineering from UMKC in 2015. 


Accessing the program

This free, livestream program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated.  Thank you! 

Click here to register


The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in our public programs.  Closed captioning is provided.  If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the event. 

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties. 

The program will also livestream on the Library’s Facebook page.

This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. 
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


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October 23, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ashley Carlson

Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

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