Linh Truong
Ms. Linh Truong
Design engineer, Lockheed Martin
Atlanta, GA

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  • What I Do
    I am a Design Engineer for the C-130, which is a cargo plane manufactured by Lockheed Martin. The C-130 has been around for over 50 years, so sometimes the people who buy the planes want to upgrade it. The upgrades range from newer and stronger wings to more technologically advanced electronic systems (kind of like upgrading from a VCR to a DVD player).
  • Why Engineering?
    I thought engineering sounded interesting, so I joined an organization called TAME (Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering) when I was in middle and high school. We had a few competitions that really sparked my interest. One of them was an egg drop contest. We were supposed to design the lightest as well as the smallest container that would keep an unboiled egg from cracking when it was dropped from different heights. It was interesting to see not only which designs worked, but we would also try to predict which ones would work before the egg was dropped. It was a lot of fun speculating what would happen and then when our predictions were wrong, we would try to figure out why it was wrong.
  • School Days
    I went to Georgia Tech and got a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.
  • Best Part
    I really enjoy being an engineer because I am constantly learning about how and why things work the way they do. There is so much to learn and I know that I'm just at the tip of the iceberg. At work, I am surrounded by people with many years of experience, so it is interesting to hear how things used to be at Lockheed Martin compared to now, as well as the way the C-130 has evolved over the years.
  • Proud Moments
    I am proud that I graduated from Georgia Tech with my B.S.A.E (Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering). I struggled with some of my classes in college, which made me debate whether or not engineering was for me. However, I am very glad that I stuck with it because looking back at my college years, I am very proud that I continued to challenge myself and didn't try to find an easier route.
  • My Family
    My family left their homeland, Vietnam, when my older sister was about 1 month old. They settled in Texas, which is where I was born and raised until I left for college in Georgia. In Texas, I lived with my grandmother, aunt, dad and sister. My sister has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. She writes computer code for programs that her company wants to use.
  • Want to be an Engineer?
    If you are considering engineering, join an engineering type club at your school. Take part in the competitions that they have. Regardless of if you win or lose, you will have gained so much knowledge from participating in that competition. Actually I find that I learn more from my failures than I do from my success. A saying that I find very true is: Failure is the first step towards success.
  • Additional Thoughts
    If you are considering engineering, join an engineering type club at your school. Take part in the competitions that they have. Regardless of if you win or lose, you will have gained so much knowledge from participating in that competition.
Latest Questions
  • Marcie, Chaminade College Prep High school asked Linh Truong, Lockheed Martin

    Added Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    I am 14 years old and in 2nd year of high school. I do love Math and I also love to draw & paint. I am planning on pursuing engineering in college and would like to know what websites, books and or organizations, would be a wonderful resource for me while I have 3 more years to think about it? Thank you!
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  • Chanel, Lawrenceville, GA asked Linh Truong, Lockheed Martin

    Added Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Hey Linh, I am a college freshman enrolled at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville. I want to major in Aerospace Engineering so I plan on transferring to Georgia Tech in Atlanta. I know Georgia Tech is a big deal and the school where I am currently at is nowhere near as demanding as Georgia Tech. I have heard so many horror stories about how hard it is and how people there are all geniuses. However, I try to not let that discourage me but in the end it gets to me sometimes. What would you ...
    Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Choosing a School, Self Doubt
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  • Amy, Alabama asked Linh Truong, Lockheed Martin

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Unlike most of the ones that have posted questions here as far as I can see, I am an engineer currently with a few years of experience. However, I find myself questioning whether or not I made the correct career choice. Looking back, I chose engineering because I enjoyed science and math, but I did struggle with many of my classes in college. At the time, I was battling depression and low self esteem, and I isolated myself and did not ask for help. Although I did obtain a degree, I was very ...
    Related to Difficult Classes, Opportunities/Challenges for Women, Self Doubt
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    Linh Truong, Lockheed Martin
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:36 AM
    Dear Amy, I think you should not let your GPA haunt you. Regardless of what your GPA was, it is what you learned in school that is important. Your degree was what you needed to get your foot in the door in industry. Now is your chance to accept your ...Read More
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