< Engineering Student

Welcome to Carissa's Page!

My Name is Carissa Hardy and I am a first year engineering student at North Carolina State University. I am majoring in Aerospace Engineering. I chose Aerospace as it's always been something I've wanted to do. My mom is also an AE and I've grown completely fascinated by what she does on a daily basis. Plus, everything that has to do with space is just neat, especially planes!

In the summer before my senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to volunteer at NASA Langley Research Center. I drew and 3D printed a poly-picosatellite orbital deployer, otherwise known as a PPOD, as part of the CubeSat program. It was a tremendous learning experience where I got to communicate with current NASA employees and other interns, and the connections I made from those three weeks are incredibly beneficial. My goal is to return this upcoming summer as a paid intern.

picture of carissa
While at NCSU, I would like to take:
  1. MAE 214
  2. MAE 201
  3. MAE 371
  4. PY 205
  5. MAE 252
The clubs I am involved in so far at State are:
Club Name Link
Club Swimming Swim Link
Society of Women Engineers SWE