The engineering and technology department continued the industry connection seminar series with Matthew Pearce, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) education programs specialist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Pearce’s presentation gave an overview of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce challenges, NASA’s internship application system and industry advice.

“Bring some deep thought to your future and apply that to your career decision and it will propel you forward,” Pearce advised students. “Our motto is ‘reach new heights, reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.’”

Pearce also spoke about current work taking place in the NASA climate change research initiative and its yearlong interdisciplinary vertical STEM education research.