How do I contribute to the Hubble
Space Telescope mission?
I have been working in the Materials Engineering Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) for 25 years. Among the many other projects at GSFC, I have been supporting the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) project for more than 16 years. For the last 10 years I have been supporting HST as a test engineer.
What or who inspired me to really go after the
profession I am in now?
I attended Widener University where I met a professor who told me of a job posting that led to my job in the Materials Engineering Branch at GSFC.
I also have a strong curiosity about the workings of the universe, and I have always pursued a deeper understanding of our impact on our planet in the hope of finding ways to minimize it. Fortunately this is also the mission of GSFC as well.
What I like about my job:
I get to solve lots of technically challenging problems, and the problems are always different.
What school subjects do I use at work?
I use skills I learned in classes such as mathematics, physics, electronics engineering, data analysis, and professional writing.
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What I like to do when I'm not working:
I run and compete in races that range from the 5K to the marathon. I also play the bagpipes and drums in a pipe band, work with a Boy Scout Troop, conduct genealogy research, and vacation at the beach in the spring and summer.