Ally Cupp

Hometown: Plymouth, MI
Student Classification: Junior
Major: Aerodynamics

Why did you choose Aeronautics and Astronautics?
I have always had a fascination with air and spacecraft, and I want to contribute to the exciting innovations in the Aerospace Industry.

Best event or organization you’ve participated in within AAE?
The AAE Career Fairs and Purdue Space Day.

Best event or organization you’ve participated in outside of AAE?
Purdue Club Tennis!

Why did you want to be an AAE Ambassador?
I really love Purdue's Aero/Astro program, and I want to be a helpful resource to prospective AAE students!

Favorite place on campus?
Armstrong Hall or Leaps (the coffee shop at the Purdue Memorial Union)

Favorite class you’ve taken thus far and why?
Thermodynamics - I really enjoyed the systematic approach of solving thermodynamics problems, and it's interesting to see how mass and energy flow in different systems.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a potential AAE student?
Spend time getting to know your peers and professors- they are great resources to have and it makes classes more fun!

Who is someone you look up to in the Aero/Astro industry and why?
I am continually inspired by my professors and their love and enthusiasm for teaching Aerospace subjects and the interesting and meaningful research they contribute to the field.

What motivates you to succeed?
I am motivated by challenges and I really enjoy learning new things that will help get me to my career goals.

What is your ultimate career goal?
To work as a Test Engineer for aircraft in the Defense industry.

What do you like to do when you’re not studying/in the lab or classroom?
I enjoy spending time with friends, going to Purdue Football and Basketball games, and playing tennis!.