Moyra J. McDill
Moyra J. McDill
Professor Emeritus, Carleton University
Molnlycke, (No State Selected), Sweden
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I am a Professor Emeritus from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a Commissioner with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. My research interests are in numerical simulation of manufacturing processes such as welding and more recently in biomedical materials. I have also written a few papers related to women in engineering and have published a book for families coping with cancer.

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B.Eng., M.Eng., PhD
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  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
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  • Brita, Moshi, Tanzania

    Added Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:37 AM

    I am really interested in being an aerospace engineer but the problem is I do not know how I can make my dream come true because this course isn't available in our country. Worse is my parents can't afford sending me abroad and are rarely interested on how big my dream is. Sometimes I say maybe it's a mistake maybe I can't handle it but still deep down I feel that is what my heart desires and I am capable. I still pray to God everyday for any opportunity to rise up for me cause in 2018 I will ...
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    Moyra J. McDill, Carleton University
    Answered Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:37 AM

    Dear Brita from Moshi,

    Aerospace Engineering is a broad field and there are different ways to train for and work within the field.  You may already know what part of aerospace engineering intrigues you; you may not yet know that.  Think about ...

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  • Nicole, Melbourne, Florida

    Added Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Hi! I love science and always have been very curious about anything to do with it! I’m in 11 grade and am average at math and fairly good at science . I am considering a degree in aerospace engineering, but am worried my ability to excel in math. I know if I work very hard at it I can do it, but I’m worried that it will be increasingly difficult for me to understand the math that is constantly in aerospace. Thoughts?.
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    Moyra J. McDill, Carleton University
    Answered Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 1:35 PM

     Hi Nicole,

    Your question is a good one because math and science are key prerequisites for the study of engineering but they are not the only prerequisites.  I suggest you look at the requirements of the universities you would like ...

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  • Alexis, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Added Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    I'm a high school junior who is conflicted about what engineering to go into. I am currently in an engineering class to see what it's like to get different projects from different fields and so far my favorites have been chemical, aerospace, and mechanical. I was wondering if you could give me some insight about your field of study. What is your normal day like? How was your college experience? Are there any problems or discrimination you have faced? Thank you!
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    Moyra J. McDill, Carleton University
    Answered Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM
    Hej Alexis! (as we say Sweden)
    Engineering careers have an interesting way of changing unexpectedly.   I am now in Sweden - what an adventure!  If you had told me in high school that I would have the kind of career I have had, in industry, academia and ...
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