Produced by NBC News Learn, the education division of NBC News, in partnership with Chevron, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) “Discovering You” is an original 20-part video series. Each video installment showcases what motivates a diverse group of engineers both academically and professionally, including teamwork, creativity and making a difference in the world around them Aligned to state and national education standards, each video has a downloadable lesson plan for educators to use in the classroom.
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Samantha Dominguez is a systems engineer at the Boeing Company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her work on airplane radar and communication systems helps keep those on the front lines safe in the air.
Nina Tandon is a biomedical engineer in Brooklyn, New York. Her company, EpiBone, helps people by growing bone using a patient's STEM cells.
Yung Koprowski is a transportation engineer in Mesa, Arizona. Her job is to help drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians move around the Phoenix area as safely and efficiently as possible.
Katie Schwertz is an optical engineer at Edmond Optics in Tucson, Arizona. She designs components for different types of optics, such as microscopes and laser beam expanders.
Lane Daley is a chemical engineer working at the Clif Bar Bakery in Twin Falls, Idaho. She designs processes at the bakery to efficiently produce the energy bars.
Victoria Schein is an automotive design engineer for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. She designs products that will be used in future Ford vehicles to keep drivers safe on the road.
Angelique Johnson is an electrical and biomedical engineer in Louisville, Kentucky. Her medical technology company, MEMStem, LLC, uses automated manufacturing to make cochlear implants more affordable for patients.
Shaesta Waiz is a pilot originally from Afghanistan and currently living in Florida. By engineering fuel tanks to fly further, Shaesta became the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine airplane.
Sossena Wood is a bioengineer pursuing her PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on improving the detection of brain disease in humans using MRI machines instead of surgery.
Zaida Hernandez-Irisson is an electrical engineer at Fischer, USA, in Racine, Wisconsin. In addition to finishing her engineering degree at the Milwaukee College of Engineering, Zaida also mentors girls in her community.
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