Alina Creamer



Alina Creamer

Education

I am an engineering first-year student at North Carolina State University. After going through the CODA process this spring, I plan to major in aerospace engineering at NCSU. Hopefully, I will be able to complete my undergraduate studies in four years. This means I will graduate in May of 2020.

Why I Chose Aerospace Engineering

I’ve technically been claiming an interest in aerospace engineering since my freshman year of high school when my guidance counselors wouldn’t let me schedule my courses until I put into the system what career I was interested in (how was I supposed to know?!). “Engineering” wasn’t a choice, so I looked at the first engineering name on the list, aerospace, clicked it, and moved on with my life. While standing next to NASA Wallops Flight Facility's Launch Pad 0A the summer after my sophomore year as a Virginia Space Coast Scholar, listening to the launch pad manager speak of the evolution of space flight and its future, it hit me: I want to impact the future of aerospace engineering, to be one of the leaders who will propel our nation to the forefront of space flight. I am beyond excited to watch the commercial spaceflight industry grow. Moreover, I am glad I am a part of the Mars Generation; I aspire to use my degree to work on space systems designs for the team that sends the first human to Mars.

Important Skills

Coursework

Class Course Title Semester
MA 141 Calculus 1 Fall 2016
CSC 113 Introduction to Computing - MATLAB Spring 2017
PY 205 Physics for Engineers and Scientists 1 Spring 2017
MAE 206 Engineering Statics Fall 2017
GC 120 Foundation of Graphics Fall 2017