How Do I Become a Rocket Scientist?

Are you a student thinking about a career as a rocket scientist? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from an inspiring husband and wife team of real-life rocket scientists, Tiera and Myron Fletcher. 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 rocket scientist! Parents, teachers, and mentors are also encouraged to participate.

How Do I Become an Engineer?

Students- meet real live science, technology, and engineering professionals and learn about their careers! Are you a student thinking about a career as an engineer? Do you want to see a cutting-edge drone lab? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from John Bazin, aerospace engineer at Blue Origin.

William Mason

William Mason, a American mechanical engineer and manufacturer, was born Sep. 2, 1808.   Mason was a whiz at designing machinery, all kinds of machinery, and in 1845, he established a manufacturing plant in Taunton, Mass., and began producing a variety of machines for...

Curt Herzstark

Curt Herzstark, an Austrian machinist and engineer, was born July 26, 1902, in Vienna.  Herzark’s father was also an engineer and ran a factory in Vienna that made mechanical calculators.  The son began with the firm as a precison machinist, then moved into...

Richard Dudgeon

Richard Dudgeon, a Scottish-American machinist, died Apr. 8, 1895, at the age of around 76; his birth date is unknown.  Dudgeon came to New York at a young age from Scotland and, being mechanically gifted, was soon working in various shops in New York City. In 1851,...