California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Mech. Engineering)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Master's)
I have my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, with a focus on thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics, and I'm a Registered Mechanical Engineer for the state of California. I worked very hard for 7+ years in getting my degrees, but it was worth every minute of it and I want to see more kids get into engineering and other fields of science. Certainly a big part of engineering is the application of mathematical principles in solving a specific technical problem. My interest of "why things work the way they do" is a big part of why I enjoy math and physics/engineering, and it is what drove me into that field of study.
Helping my two kids (junior high school and high school) with their math and science classes has made me realize how fun it is to see a kid grow and learn to love math and science. I also have taught at the Da Vinci school in El Segundo where math and science are heavily focused on. I've also held classes during Career Day at Madrona Middle School and enjoyed seeing kids get excited about things a mechanical engineer does in the aerospace field. I've learned a lot over the years, and want to pass some of it along!
Technology is here to stay, and math and science are the backbone of most technologies. Tomorrow's engineers and scientists will work on exciting things, some of which we can't even imagine now. I want to help young people see the value that math and science have in our everyday lives, everything from iPhones to airplanes. I have my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, with a focus on thermodynamics, heat transfer,
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I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University in 1984 and 1988, respectively. Since then I've worked at Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon as a Mechanical Engineer specializing in fluid dynamics and heat transfer. I'm also a registered professional engineer (having passed the exam). I have tutored both my kids in various levels of math as well as tutoring kids at Da Vinci Innovation Academy in El Segundo California