Question: I'm in seventh grade, and I want to be an aerospace engineer when I grow up. All my life, I've wanted to travel in space and become an aerospace engineer. I do great in science and arithmetic, but I struggle with algebra. I know that is a vital skill engineers use a lot, especially since my dad is one. What should I do? How can I achieve my dream?
by Hope, North America
on March 30, 2012
Dont get discouraged. If becoming an aerospace engineer is what you want then you have to find a way to make it happen. Talk to your teacher and ask for additional help or find a good tutor. I know that many colleges have a guidance centers that can help students find out how they learn best. I am not sure if this is available in middle school but perhaps a high school counselor can help. It is an extremely valuable awareness to have. Most importantly dont give up. If this job was easy everyone would do it.
Best of luck,