February 18th Mr. Dan Korte gave a talk on “why be an engineer”. This signified a start of the E-week for ERAU. Korte has more than 20 years of experience in design and systems engineering, integrated product team leadership, as well as supplier, procurement and program management experience. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Korte was Vice President and General Manager for Global Strike Systems, a division of the Boeing Military Aircraft business. Pictured below, left to right: Dr. Susan Allen (Associate Dean for Research), Dr. Maj Mirmirani (Dean of the College of Engineering), Mr. Dan Korte, and Dr. Tasos Lyrintzis (Distinguished Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering.)
As a part of the engineering week, the AIAA chapter will be hosting a competition for the strongest and lightest cantilever beam structure using a standard box of components: Popsicle sticks Aluminum foil Chloroplast stock sheets (which is a fancy name for a plastic cardboard structural material) Hobby glue (or tape) Wooden dowel rods String Your imagination and engineering genius :) The design which has the highest supported weight to structural weight will win!
Dan Korte, Former President of Rolls-Royce Defense Business, will discuss what has made technical professionals successful in transition from the academic to the corporate world, including insights into successful areas of focus while still in college, how to set oneself apart in a job search and then the factors that can help lead to a successful career.