What’s it like to earn a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Arizona?
article Posted August 31, 2018 07:21:40The University of Phoenix, home to the world’s largest aerospace engineering program, announced this week that it would no longer be awarding mechanical engineering degrees.
The announcement came in the wake of the announcement of the hiring of former Arizona state engineer Dave Wilson to be Arizona’s chief technical officer.
Wilson has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University and worked for Boeing in the late 1980s.
“I am proud to be joining the aerospace industry’s most prestigious engineering program,” Wilson said in a statement.
“The fact that we have the chance to work together in a new role that will give us the opportunity to work with students and faculty from around the world is an incredible opportunity for us both.”
In an interview with ESPN Cri4, Wilson said he had been looking for a job in aerospace engineering for a long time and that he was thrilled to be a part of the Phoenix engineering program.
“[I] think it’s a great time to be working in aerospace,” Wilson told Cri1.
“It’s a fantastic industry.
I think it’ll be a great place to work.”
The announcement comes after a report from The Associated Press indicated that Lockheed Martin and Boeing were working on a merger.
In an email to ESPN CRI4, a Lockheed Martin spokesperson told the site that Lockheed’s goal is to create a “world-class aerospace workforce” and that the company’s engineering team has been actively seeking to find qualified individuals to join the company.
The aerospace industry is also looking for an aerospace engineer to work for Lockheed, as reported by the AP.