Engineering Stand

Engineering Stand is a class that introduces students in different types and steps that engineers do. In class, we had a project of “Real world engineering examples/design process project comparison” In this project, we research different types of engineering and had to come up with a project in that types and use the design process for the project. The project could be our own project that we had or a project that had done. We do this so we can open our mind up to different types and change the perspective of engineering. Another assignment that we did was to write a biography of a famous person who went to university for engineering. I did some research and found out about Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. I found some interesting fact about his man and I got inspired by his hard-work and passionate about what he loves.

Here is Neil Armstrong biography I wrote:


Neil Armstrong is an engineer and becomes the first person to step on the moon. He was born on August 5, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Neil Armstrong is the oldest child in the family.

When Neil Armstrong was little, his father took him to an Air Show, where plane race across the sky. From that moment that Neil Armstrong saw the plane, he fall in love with the plane and always wanted to fly airplanes by himself. So he wanted to be a pilot. When Neil Armstrong was 14, he took a flight lesson for 2 years and he got the pilot’s licenses for it. Which mean he could fly a plane by himself. He loves designing different models of airplanes and tests it at his house.

At the same time, Neil Armstrong loves learning about space and wondering what is out there in the sky. Neil Armstrong is a hard-working student and has the curiosity to learn new thing in space, he usually used a telescope to see star and planet in space. Neil Armstrong went to college for an engineer.

After that, he got his first job as a fighter pilot during a war. He had to fly a plane called Aircraft, Neil Armstrong flew about 78 missions during that war. One of that mission, his plane got shot and he had to parachute his way to survive. After the war, he becomes a test pilot, where he had to test new planes by flying to make sure that these plane are safe for other, dangerous job.

To further out his dream about space and planes, he decided to become an astronaut as a pilot that fly to space. Neil Armstrong got pick to be a pilot to fly a spaceship the moon. He flew the spaceship and landed it safely and Neil Armstrong the person ever to step on the moon. Million and millions of people were watching the trip from Earth as he steps on the moon and put an American flag on it. Neil Armstrong’s footprints are still on the moon today because on the moon there is no wind to erase or to cover them.

After the mission, he becomes an administrator for Aeronautics at NASA headquarters. He resigned from NASA in 1971. Then he became a professor in engineering at the University of Cincinnati. His mission is still in everyone head and proud of him, and he won so many awards in his life. Neil Armstrong is a hard working person and had to go through challenges to succeed in his life.

Sadly, he died with legacy on August 25, 2012, at the age of 82 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Neil Armstrong is so passionate about his work and his dream. He was determined because he works hard in school as well as the university to achieve his dream. Even though he almost died once from the war, he is still determined to do and further his career.  Neil Armstrong is such a hardworking person with his dream that he would do whatever it takes no matter how hard he had to work and how risky his job was. He is so passionate about his job because of he when he was a pilot he always designed new method to fly planes at his own in his own time. Neil Armstrong life is so inspirational with his determination, hardworking, passionate, and the success that he had inspired so many to chase their dream and not give on their dream even though how big the dream is/are.

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