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Aerospace & Beyond
22 Nov 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
This event features Gerardo Franco, a Mechanical Engineer at Raytheon. Aerospace & Beyond will take place in HUM-131.
Gerardo is a double Bruin, having earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from UCLA. The summer after his first year at UCLA, Gerardo interned at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. He has worked in various roles at Raytheon every summer since and now works on a space program developing NASA weather satellites. Gerardo is also a two-time TEDx speaker.
His first TEDx talk was on combining two unrelated disciplines to provide a competitive career advantage, while his second talk discussed lowering greenhouse emissions in shipping by reducing the water drag ships experience. He now is president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) South Bay Los Angeles professional chapter.