Jenn Dandrea
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Engineering Manager, The Boeing Company
lynnwood, WA
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  • Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:11 AM
    Find a job at an Aerospace company. I know, easier said than done. But Aero and Mech are very similar! I graduated with Mech Eng and work for Boeing. I manager 12 engineers, with a cross section of MechEng, Aero, Electrical degrees. Anything an aero can ...
  • Valentina, Tallahassee

    Added Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    I graduated high school in the spring of 2015, however, due to dual enrolling, I am 1 semester away from obtaining my AA degree. I want to do astronautical engineering specifically, however, I know that will shorten my possibilities in the work field so I was thinking I could obtain a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and specialize in Aerospace... Is this a good idea?
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    Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:43 PM
    Hi Valentia, 
    I think that is it amazing that you will be finished with high school and an AA! You must work really hard to get all that work completed! My biggest advice is to take it slow and easy. Engineering school, regardless of the major, is hard. ...
  • Armani, Hoboken

    Added Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Hello, I am a freshman in Farleigh Dickinson University aspiring to work on fighter aircraft for the U.S. government. What field of engineering should I consider? I was told mechanical engineering can relate, but than I found out that aerospace engineering is also relevant to the field. A degree in mechanical engineering seems to be offered more than aerospace. Also if I do obtain my degree in mechanical engineering is it still possible to obtain a career in which I work fighter aircraft?
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    Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:45 PM
    Hi Armani!
    That is really exciting that you know that you want to work on fighter jets! I work on commercial Jets. I used to be a design engineering on the 747. I've also flown as a flight test engineer on the 787. I have recently worked as a material ...
  • Prajwal, Bangalore

    Added Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    I'm a first year B.Tech Mechanical student but I always wanted to work as an aerospace engineer. Is it possible for me to attain a masters degree in aerospace? Is there any stream a mechanical engineer cannot specialize in aerospace? If yes, then can you please tell me which. Thank you.
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    Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:03 AM
    Hi Prajwal,
    Stop worrying :) I am a mechanical Engineering by degree and I work in aerospace! And lots of my coworkers are not aerospace engineers. They are civil, electrical, and mechanical. At my company, we build commercial airplanes. So you need ...
  • Kristin, Wisconsin

    Added Monday, December 2, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    I don't want to be stuck in a lab all the time, so what types of engineers are outside, and somewhat interactive with other people?
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    Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Monday, December 2, 2013 at 1:20 PM
    Hi Kristin!
    I work for an aerospace company as an engineer. I get to deal with issues that happen daily during the manufacturing process while building an airplane. I get to be on the airplane (or it's parts) daily looking at what went wrong and ...
  • Victoria , Sheffield, England

    Added Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Hi, I'm an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student. I'm deciding whether or not Engineering is "for me" and if I should pursue a career in Engineering (statistically speaking, like half of all female graduates). I think the work environment deters some of us from engineering careers. What do you think women bring to the table in Engineering? Have you actually experienced sexism/doubt from your male colleagues at work? Thanks!
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    Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1:28 PM
    I have been in the professional field with my BSME for 9 years now. I don't even notice that I'm 10% of the workforce in engineering. On top of that, I work with mechanics, whom are like 95% male. Again, rarely even take note. 
    
    There is nothing I've ...
  • Myra, Kuala Lumpur

    Added Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Hello. I want to be an aircraft engineer so I did research about it, and it came out about aerospace engineering. So my question is, what is the difference between an aircraft engineer and an aerospace/aeronautical engineer?
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    Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM
    I have to say, I'm not sure what an aircraft engineer is either. I am a mechanical engineer (by degree) but I work for an aerospace company. I've worked in many jobs at my company. I've been in airplane design that focused on the interiors (sidewalls, ...
  • Brandi , Ohio asked Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company

    Added Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    Hi, I'm in Mechanical and Architectural design in High School. It's a college course I get college credits for. Today we took our first big test on it, and we were reading a print with different views on it of a Cushion Wheel. I couldn't understand how to make out the plans and in 4/12 hours which is how long it was, I couldn't make out the views very well. Is it normal to not be able to read prints right away? Is there a way I can learn how to read prints better? If I can't get the perception ...
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    Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:46 AM
    Hi! First, it's wonderful that you enjoy mechanical/arch classes! I didn't get the pleasure of that type of exposure when I was in high school. Just jumped right into the engineering when I got to college. So, you're already making the right steps. ...
  • Kaitlyn, miami,florida asked Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:35 AM

    I am a high school senior and I love math. But I don't know which engineering feild i will like to be in. Is there a introductory to engineering class in any florida college or univeristy? If there isn't how do I know exactly which one to pick?
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    Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:35 AM
    Hi Kaitlyn, I'm glad to hear youre interested in Engineering! Its a great field and you really can do whatever you want with an engineering background. I don't know specifically if whatever school youre looking at has an engineering survey course, but ...