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Name: jasonn j pellegrini
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Date: Around 1993


Question:
I am a senior in high school, and I am interested in becoming a aeronautical engineer. I was wonder if you could give me some information on it.



Replies:
I am a junior aerospace engineering student at Virginia Tech right now. I will give you a little background on aerospace engineering in case that is it. Most colleges will require you to take a core curriculum of classes consist- ing of humanities, social sciences, chemistry/biology, and basic engineering fundamentals. After completing this, for the most part, you take courses that pertain to aerospace engineering more directly. In second year, I took aircraft performance, which goes over the basic concepts of endurance, range, rate of climb/decent, etc. The more mathematically intensive courses do not begin (here at least) until your spring semester in the second year. You will have to take much of math, so I hope you can manage to hack your way though it. I have one more required math course, and it will be my eighth. Do not get discouraged by all of this. If you can work hard, you can make it. The whole idea is not to fall behind. Just do the homework assigned, as this is where most of your learning will be done. Some of the courses are not fun, but must be done. I have learned to develop a sort of humor toward the classes, so that I do not get too drawn out from all the work.

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