Physics major, mathematics minor
Ph.D. Student, University of Illinois at Chicago
“I want to build spaceships”. It was clear from her arrival at Hartwick that Eileen knew exactly what she wanted to do -aerospace engineering. A physics degree is the best path forward in this direction, and that is exactly what Eileen did, culminating in a very exciting hands-on senior project, building a pulse jet engine. She also had several interesting internships along the way at GE and at NASA. Eileen took advantage of Hartwick’s 3-2 pre-engineering program with Clarkson University and earned two bachelor degrees (physics from Hartwick and aeronautical engineering from Clarkson) in 5 years.
M.S., Drexel University
Engineering Technician, Advance Testing Company, Inc.
“The physics department guided me towards my career in engineering. I earned my bachelor’s degree in physics in 2013 and my master’s in mechanical engineering from Drexel University in 2016. The fact that I have two similar yet different degrees makes me confident I can work different kinds of jobs. My job at Advance Testing is only the first part of my engineering career. I plan on studying for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and getting my Engineer in Training certification and eventually work towards a Professional Engineer license.”