On Friday May 12, 2017 at 11:30 AM in the Reynolds Coliseum, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering welcomed family and friends of our Spring 2017 graduates. We celebrated the hard work and dedication of our 13 graduating doctoral, 51 master, and 185 bachelor degree students.
Our commencement speaker was Chi Nyugen. He is an alumni of the NC State Aerospace Engineering program and serves on the MAE’s Advisory Board. Nguyen is a Managing Partner and Principal Scientist at Aerospace Innovations, LLC. Prior to joining AI, LLC., Dr. Nguyen was the Director of Aerospace Engineering at RTI International. He has more than 17 years of industry experience in aeronautical and space systems and has made significant contributions to NASA. His speech highlighted the importance of being yourself, planning ahead and choosing a career that makes you happy.