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Upperclassmen Panel

AAESAC and WiA are assembling a panel of experienced upperclassmen and graduate students in AAE to answer the most pressing questions on the minds of FYE and underclassmen AAE students at Purdue. This event will be held virtually via Webex on Wednesday, March 10 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM ET. Panelists will discuss topics ranging from tips on how to score internships to what they found most challenging in the field and how they overcame it. There will be a panelist from each specialization to collectively share their insights on AAE at Purdue. If you are curious about what opportunities are available to you in AAE at Purdue, join the discussion at the Webex link below. Before joining the Webex meeting, you will need to register for the event which you can also do through the same link below.


Use this link to register and attend the panel!


Tips on registering for the event using your computer:
  1. Click the link
  2. Complete the required registration information
  3. Check your email for registration confirmation
  4. Use the registration id and password from the email to enter the meeting
Tips on registering for the event using your phone:
  1. Click the link
  2. Choose "Join meeting" in the Webex app
  3. A registration page should load 
  4. Enter the required information
  5. Check your email for registration confirmation
  6. Use the registration id and password from the email to enter the meeting


If you have any questions about this event, please email Tommy McDonald at

Meet the Panelists:

Jason Kelly - AAE '21, MSAAE '22

Hometown: Sterling, VA

Specialization: Structures

Extracurriculars: Purdue Hyperloop, SGT Fundraising Co-Chair

Work Experience: Two internships with DOD SMART Program at the Naval Surface Warfare Center

Julia Kozlowski - AAE '21, MSAAE '22

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Specialization: Propulsion

Extracurriculars: Women in Aerospace, Zucrow Undergraduate Research, Part-time Northrop Grumman Intern

Work Experience: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Northrop Grumman

Felix Fernandez - AAE '22

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

Specialization: Aerodynamics 

Work Experience: Delta Airlines

Colin Miller - AAE '20, MSAAE '22

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Specialization: Dynamics & Control (undergraduate), Astrodynamics & Space Applications (graduate)

Work Experience: NASA Goddard Flight Software Intern, NASA Goddard Attitude Dynamics Intern, A.I. Solutions Freeflyer/Air Force Contract Intern, Incoming SpaceX Starlink intern

Timothy Wontor - AAE '21

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Specialization: Design

Work Experience: L3Harris Technologies Co-Op