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1 Clarkson University

2  Name _____  Currently ____ at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY  Studying ______

3  Something to think about  The first airplane that flew was in 1903, and the first man took a step on the moon in 1969. That’s only a little over 50 years of engineering from a wooden biplane to a liquid fueled rocket.  Can you think of any of NASA’s achievements besides the man mission to the moon?

4  Founded during the Cold War when the United States was in an Arms Race with the Soviet Union.  Both countries were trying to put the first satellite into space  Soviet Union succeeded with the launch of Sputnik in 1957  The United States then decided to create a government run civilian space program, NASA  Created in the beginning of 1958

5  Some people believe that NASA is a waste of government money, and is too dangerous in relation to what it brings to society…  This is not true! NASA receives about $15 billion a year, which is only 0.5% of the United States annul budget. The high cost of space travel and launches is often too much for private companies to afford.

6  Apollo Missions  sent the first men to the moon.  Shuttle Missions  carry out various experiments that can only be made in “zero-gravity”  Allow assembly and repair of man made satellites  International Space Station  A source of good government relations with other countries, including Russia, China, and various European countries  Allow people to stay in space for extended periods  Hubble Telescope, other various communication satellites, and many space probes



9  Calculators  Personal Computers  Transition Lenses  Digital Clocks  Smoke Detectors  Flat Panel Televisions  Solar Panel Development

10  When many people think of NASA, they may only think of only the astronauts that go into space.  That’s not the only career choice  Engineers Materials, Chemical, Aeronautical/Aerospace, Structural, Mechanical, Computer/Software, Electrical  Scientists Physicists, Chemists, Geologists, Biologists, Meteorologists  Mathematicians  Business and Communications  Pilots Many NASA pilots were apart of Top Gun (yes like the movie)  Any questions?

11 Stands for: Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts - Academic Linkage A student design competition that is sponsored by NASA and managed by the National Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Choose from four missions and we design and plan the entire venture. All aspects of the mission must be planned and as original as possible Go to competition at NASA at the end of the year to compete against other groups from other colleges across the nation

12 NASA is interested in eventual human mission to the Martian surface. Current technology would not allow for effective exploration of Mars by humans. We need to find faster ways to get to Mars We are to take up to 4 crew members to Mars for a minimum of thirty days in less than 5 launches. The idea is to lower costs and make it as safe as possible for the traveling astronauts

13 What is the purpose of the trip? How would it benefit society? What's necessary for life? What supplies would you need? Where would you live (what structure)? What type of reusable materials would you use? Any Input? How would you get energy? How would you protect from radiation? How do you maintain bone mass? How would you collect data? How would you travel to Mars, at Mars, and back to Earth?

14  Here’s my curriculum for my Four years at Clarkson  Freshman Year: Clarkson Seminar, Freshman Year Seminar, Calculus I, Chemistry I, Calc. Based Physics I, Calculus II, Chemistry II, Physics II, Intro to Engineering Use of Computers  Sophomore Year: Statics, Electrical Science, Materials Science, Differential Equations, Aero Seminar, Strengths of Materials, Dynamics, Intro to Aero Eng. Design, Calculus III, Aero Lab

15  Junior Year: Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Aircraft Structures, Advanced Engineering Math (Linear Algebra/Statistics/Fourier Systems) Mechanical Vibrations and Control, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Performance and Flight Mechanics, Design of Aircraft Structures, Aero Lab (times 2)  Senior Year: Aircraft Design, Stability Control of Aero Vehicles, Gas Dynamics, Aircraft Design II, Design of Propulsions Systems  Along with these classes for the engineering major I also need “knowledge area” and business credits. There are also a few other classes I need for my minor.

16 Statics Problem : Find the Forces exerted on the press at point A


18  Study  Make Friends  Get Involved  Study  Eat  Sleep during normal human hours  Buy the textbooks, and READ them  Have a social life  Time management  Talk to professors  Don’t procrastinate  Seek help if you need it  College professors are not like high school teachers  Don’t be afraid to change majors if you are not happy, its your future


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