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Nate Fulton

Hometown: Fishers, IN
Student Classification: Junior
Major: Astrodynamics and Space

Why did you choose Aeronautics and Astronautics?
Growing up, I was always fascinated with Star Wars and Star Trek and my favorite activity was building LEGO’s. When it came time to research careers, I combined the concepts and landed on aerospace engineering.

Best event or organization you’ve participated in within AAE?
Sigma Gamma Tau National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society

Best event or organization you’ve participated in outside of AAE?
Purdue Formula SAE

Why did you want to be an AAE Ambassador?
I wanted to be able to help high school students and their parents navigate the transition to college and help them make the most informed decisions about majoring in aerospace engineering as I could.

Favorite place on campus?
The CoRec

Favorite class you’ve taken thus far and why?
AAE 203, aeromechanics I. My instructor was very engaging and made the class worth the 4:30 time slot.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a potential AAE student?
Go to office hours!

Who is someone you look up to in the Aero/Astro industry and why?
I can’t name a particular individual since I don’t have a mentor in the industry but I’d probably say motor sports aerodynamicists because they do what I want to do.

What motivates you to succeed?
I am motivated to succeed by a strong desire to provide for my eventual family in a field in which I will be passionate working.

What is your ultimate career goal?
My ultimate career goal is to start a successful business venture of some sort. My ultimate career goal in aerospace engineering is to work as an aerodynamicist for a Formula 1 team.

What do you like to do when you’re not studying/in the lab or classroom?
When I am not studying, I like to lift weights at the CoRec, mountain bike, read, and watch Formula 1.