Hello! My Name is Erik Benson!

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I am currently a freshman at NC State University. I plan to major in Aerospace Engineering. I anticipate that I will graduate in the Fall of 2020 because I am simultaneously taking the prerequisites for Medical School. This makes my schedule take a bit more time than the average Engineer.

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I have always been fascinated with aircraft and spacecraft which pushed me towards Aerospace and more recently the astronautical sciences. I would eventually like to work in the space program hopefully as an astronaut. I have also been exposed to medicine from an early age because my dad is a doctor. I am a people person and feel a strong fulfillment from helping people. Most astronauts need to be dually qualified so to me it seemed like a natural pairing of Aerospace Engineering and Medicine.

List of Skills I have Pertinent to these Fields

Class Course Title Semester
Calculus II MA 241 Spring 2017
Physics Mechanics PY 205 Spring 2017
Matlab CSC 113 Spring 2017