A strong career trajectory

Sarah Raven, a master’s candidate in the BS/MS program in mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, will start work in July as a structural analysis engineer at The Boeing Company, working with military aircraft.

Sarah Raven

During the summers following her sophomore and senior years, Raven interned at the Crashworthy Systems Branch of the Human Systems Department at the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center–Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Md., which helped fuel her passion for working with aircraft.

“I worked on the development of new test fixtures,” Raven said of her internship experience. “My responsibilities included creating drawings, writing test plans and reports and analyzing data. I worked on a helicopter crash test with crash test dummies and cargo experiments on board. It was exciting to go to the hangers and see different aircraft including the V-22 Osprey and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Getting to see the aircraft and complete systems was incredible.”


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