“They encouraged me to earn my master’s degree and the tuition reimbursement program helped make it affordable. Management supported me and allowed me to flex my job and school schedules to meet my educational goals. Aerospace also exposes me to so many experienced engineers and scientists that I’m able to gain the practical, hands-on experience I’m seeking.”
From Academia to Aerospace
Michael Williams, member of the technical staff, Electronics and Photonics Laboratory, Engineering and Technology Group, joined Aerospace in 2003 shortly after completing his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, knowing he needed to add to his educational experience by gaining practical, on-the-job experience.
Taking a position in the Lidar and Sensor Calibration section of the lab, Michael has been able to work on various research and development projects that have allowed him to accomplish his goal and then some.