Megan Williams Outreach Presentationx - Clarkson RASC-AL ...


Oct 24, 2013 (4 years and 5 months ago)


Clarkson University

Name _____

Currently ____ at Clarkson
University in Potsdam, NY

Studying ______

Something to think about

The first airplane that flew was in 1903, and the
first man took a step on the moon in 1969. That’s
only a little over 50 years of engineering from a
wooden biplane to a liquid fueled rocket.

Can you think of any of NASA’s achievements
besides the man mission to the moon?

Founded during the Cold War when the
United States was in an Arms Race with the
Soviet Union.

Both countries were trying to put the first
satellite into space

Soviet Union succeeded with the launch of
Sputnik in 1957

The United States then decided to create a
government run civilian space program,

Created in the beginning of 1958

Some people believe that
NASA is a waste of
government money, and is
too dangerous in relation to
what it brings to society…

This is not true!

NASA receives about $15
billion a year, which is only
0.5% of the United States
annul budget.

The high cost of space travel
and launches is often too
much for private companies
to afford.

Apollo Missions

sent the first men to the moon.

Shuttle Missions

carry out various experiments that can only be made
in “zero

Allow assembly and repair of man made satellites

International Space Station

A source of good government relations with other
countries, including Russia, China, and various
European countries

Allow people to stay in space for extended periods

Hubble Telescope, other various communication
satellites, and many space probes


Personal Computers

Transition Lenses

Digital Clocks

Smoke Detectors

Flat Panel Televisions

Solar Panel Development

When many people think of NASA, they may only
think of only the astronauts that go into space.

That’s not the only career choice


Materials, Chemical, Aeronautical/Aerospace, Structural,
Mechanical, Computer/Software, Electrical


Physicists, Chemists, Geologists, Biologists, Meteorologists


Business and Communications


Many NASA pilots were apart of Top Gun (yes like the movie)

Any questions?

Stands for: Revolutionary
Aerospace Systems Concepts

Academic Linkage

A student design competition that is sponsored by NASA
and managed by the National Institute of
Aeronautics and
Astronautics (AIAA).

Choose from four missions and
we design
and plan

All aspects of the mission must be planned and as original
as possible

Go to competition at NASA at the end of the year to
compete against other
groups from other colleges across
the nation

NASA is interested in eventual human
mission to the Martian surface.

Current technology would not allow
for effective exploration of Mars by

We need to find faster ways to get to

We are to take up to 4 crew members
to Mars for a minimum of thirty days
in less than 5 launches.

The idea is to lower costs and make it
as safe as possible for the traveling

What is the purpose of the

How would it benefit society?

What's necessary for life?

What supplies would you

Where would you live (what

What type of reusable
materials would you use

Any Input?

How would you get energy?

How would you protect from

How do you maintain bone

How would you collect data?

How would you travel to
Mars, at Mars, and back to

Here’s my curriculum for my Four years at

Freshman Year: Clarkson Seminar, Freshman
Year Seminar, Calculus I, Chemistry I, Calc. Based
Physics I, Calculus II, Chemistry II, Physics II,
Intro to Engineering Use of Computers

Sophomore Year: Statics, Electrical Science,
Materials Science, Differential Equations, Aero
Seminar, Strengths of Materials, Dynamics, Intro
to Aero Eng. Design, Calculus III, Aero Lab

Junior Year: Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics,
Aircraft Structures, Advanced Engineering Math
(Linear Algebra/Statistics/Fourier Systems)
Mechanical Vibrations and Control, Aerodynamics,
Aircraft Performance and Flight Mechanics, Design of
Aircraft Structures, Aero Lab (times 2)

Senior Year: Aircraft Design, Stability Control of Aero
Vehicles, Gas Dynamics, Aircraft Design II, Design of
Propulsions Systems

Along with these classes for the engineering major
I also need “knowledge area” and business credits.
There are also a few other classes I need for my

Statics Problem : Find the Forces
exerted on the press at point A


Make Friends

Get Involved



Sleep during normal
human hours

Buy the textbooks,
and READ them

Have a social life

Time management

Talk to professors

Don’t procrastinate

Seek help if you need

College professors are
not like high school

Don’t be afraid to
change majors if you
are not happy , its
your future