The Boeing Company
Mathematics, Angelo State University
Mechanical Engineering / Astronautics, George Washington
working in the Integrated Aircraft Systems Lab, developing code
to simulate aircraft maneuvers and design.
Deanna enjoys seeing
the real time results of running, from the cab of a Boeing 747
aircraft, the simulations she develops.
"There was one course in Mathematics that I absolutely hated. It was
called Advanced Calculus and they named it Advanced Calculus but it was a
misnomer actually. It was theorems and proofs. The whole time we were in
class it was theorem and proof, theorem and proof, day after day. We got a
theorem, we proved the theorem. That gave me a logical platform to look at
code and develop code and simulate aircraft maneuvers and simulate
aircraft design. That's the thing that gave me the greatest appreciation
for logic and that's what I use everyday is my logic."
"My background in
Mathematics prepared me for graduate school and the fact that you had the
basis to go anywhere you wanted to. I could have done anything. I could
have gone to any sort of Engineering. I could have gone to Computer
Science. I could have gone to Physics; I could have gone to any sort of
science, as well as any sort of teaching. I elected to go Astronautics
because that was my level of interest."
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