Crystal Harris
Crystal Harris
Manager, Northrop Grumman
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  • Carlos, Ortega

    Added Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    1)Where are the engines located? 2)How much does an engineer get paid? 3)How many years of engineering does one need for airplane engineering? 4)Do aeronautical engineers only fix planes? 5)Is it dangerous? 6)Is it 24/7 worth of fixing planes? 7)What knowledge of planes should I know?
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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4:30 PM
    Hi Ortega, thank you for the great questions.  I am excited to know more about the final research paper.  So lets see if I can help..."how many year of engineering does one need for airplane engineering?" A typical engineering degree can be obtained from ...
  • Serenity asked Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman

    Added Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    How does art affect your career?
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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    As a middle school student, I could draw basic shapes and designs that most elementary school students had mastered. This is to say, art or graphic design wasn't my strongest subject. I came to realize in my studies through high school and college, ...

  • Mirna, Kennesaw asked Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman

    Added Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    I would like to ask what kind of jobs are available for aerospace engineering. Thanks
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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Thank you for your interest in Aerospace Engineering.  Most positions available or are related to aerospace engineering are usually regarding flight testing, space and defense systems, some structural positions as well.  Fluids, i.e. fields in ...

  • Destinee and Erica, Walnut Park asked Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman

    Added Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    What classes would you recommend we take in high school if we wish to pursue an engineering degree?
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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    I would recommend for high school students to definitely take calculus I and II as these are the basic fundamentals of getting through a college level program without extra time for refresher courses.  If at all possible or if the opportunity ...

  • Matikomborera, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe asked Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman

    Added Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Hi Crystal! I took a quick liking to you I really don't know why but I just did. I am interested at the same time highly anxious about venturing into the aeronautics field. I love the idea of working with different air crafts and expanding my knowledge on the behind the scenes of an air craft but I don't know if I am well suited for the field. My grades are not the best at the moment and trying to get information about applying to universities is becoming a frustrating task because they make me ...
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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    I think you or most people who have something called “The Knack” (Dilbert Episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmYDgncMhXw) is what I would consider qualifies you for any Engineering field.  The mere fact that you have interest ...

  • Jesamé S., Durban, South Africa asked Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman

    Added Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:15 AM

    Hi Crystal, You are such an inspiration to me! My dream has always been to become a pilot, an airline pilot and its been that way from the age of 6. I finished metric 4 years ago and didn't get selected to do math and physics in school, this year I decided to do math and physics and try to get into the aviation field, its so expensive and I don't have finances to study, so I need to get better marks, I really trying my best. I would love to become a pilot and an engineer like you, but sometimes ...
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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:15 AM

    Hi Jesame, you brought me to tears after reading your questions and knowing your frustration.  I can so relate to the struggle of knowing that something is so close and yet feels like it is so far away.  As a kid, I fell in love with the F-16 ...

  • Bhaskar, Anantapur Andhrapradesh india

    Added Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Hi friends, I'm completed my Diploma in Civil Engineering but I'm interested in space & technology.... then what should I do now .. please give me some suggestions.. and after completing diploma, if any further education courses in online.
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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    I encourage you to research internships/fellowships for new graduates interested in Space and Technology. I know NASA has some programs that may or may not partner with other countries for students interested in travel and Engineering, etc. I believe ...

  • 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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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM
    Hello Alexis,
    
    I completely understand your conflict.  It is difficult to pin point what you would like to study within the Engineering fields.  You are doing the best and most efficient thing right now in terms of getting exposure to all Engineering and ...
  • Alexis, Missouri asked Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman

    Added Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:01 AM

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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Great question. I thought about how to respond because I wanted to give you a sense of what it means to be an Engineer. Basically, engineering is the application of knowledge to create objects or scenarios. I use Engineering on a daily basis with ...

  • Tamika, PinkSTEM.org/ Atlanta Ga asked Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman

    Added Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Greetings! It was such a pleasure to come across your profile. I am an educator at a underprivileged Title I school in Macon Ga. I also, am the founder of PinkSTEM.org which is an after school organization to bridge the gap for girls and minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I was especially drawn to you with your graduation from Tuskegee. I was stationed in Montgomery Al as an Air Traffic Controller and was unfamiliar with the programs offered at Tuskegee. I am ...
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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Tuskegee University has an excellent graduate degree program in Electrical Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering. Most impressive of them all is the Material Science Doctorate degree program. Because it’s a fairly new program, there are ...

  • Mrs. Pinn, Girls Go Green in Lynchburg, Va asked Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman

    Added Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Crystal, I am a science teacher and I recently facilitated a group of girls that met after school to work on a project in which they used recycled 2L bottles to make designer earrings. The group focus on STEM activities and careers. We will have a final meeting soon and I was wondering if you could offer some advice to our group of girls. They are african americans, in middle school, and very interested in STEM careers. Thank you, J.Pinn
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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    What an awesome and eco-friendly idea. Recycling and limiting waste is a tremendous effort that requires everyone in this world to actively participate and be vigilant in making sure that others are mindful of your environment. I applaud you on a ...

  • Tasnia , Bangladesh asked Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman

    Added Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    HI, I'm Tasnia from Bangladesh. I'm in high school now and I'm good at math and science. I'm thinking about doing a B.S in aerospace engineering in Canada, but I'm confused if it is a suitable job for women. Is it difficult for women AE to get job in any airline company since it is a male dominating sector? Do women face difficulties in this sector? I will be thankful if you please answer me. Thank you.
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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:08 AM
    I am very happy to hear that you are good in math and science, the skills you develop in those subjects will be of great benefit in the Aerospace industry. A Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering is a great foundation to the world of Aviation. ...
  • Lacy, Texas asked Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo, NASA

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Hi. I am currently a Senior in high school and considering becoming an aerospace engineer. But I am torn between two different colleges. School #1 - Rice University - Does not offer a major in aerospace engineering, will cover 100% costs if i'm accepted, very competitive acceptance. School #2 - Texas A&M University - offers a major in aerospace engineering, will only cover cost tuition, i will be automatically accepted (top 10% of class). So what would you suggest for me to do? And if I am ...
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    Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM
    Congratulations Lacy. Job well done. Becoming an Engineer takes a good amount of effort, becoming an Aerospace Engineer is just icing on the cake. You do not have to be an Aerospace Engineer to be successful in the Aerospace industry. Attending ...