Aircraft Maintenance Technology

AUG-SEP 2018

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Emmeline Watson, 36, Certification Coordinator, Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, NE "Engineering is about load, geometry, and material properties. If you know these three variables,” Emmeline Watson says, “you can apply your math skills and solve virtually any problem. I love to solve problems and have applied my engineering skills to crack growth, vehicle dynamics, pavement design and large building structures, but never airplanes. When the opportunity arose to join the Duncan team I jumped at the opportunity.” Mentors include Dr. Roberto Soares from grad school, and Jeannine Falter, Don Shaffer and Tracy Bohaboj from Duncan. Watson received her bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the Federal University of Ceara in Brazil. From there, she achieved her master of science degree in engineering mechanics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Watson has also taken FAA Part 21 training. She started at Duncan in a temporary, entry-level structural engineer position and was later promoted to a full-time position and then Engineer II. For the last year, she’s been working as a certification coordinator, where she manages and coordinates engineering and certification projects. Nominated by Tracy Bohaboj, LNK Engineering Team Leader, Duncan Aviation: “Since joining the Duncan Aviation team, Emmeline has embraced the aviation industry and has personally sought out mentors in the business to expand her knowledge base. As a result, Emmeline continues to excel in her current role and is routinely tapped to work on special projects, some of which include international travel. Her passion for her work and love of the industry keeps her well connected with student groups and professional organizations. Emmeline is the first to volunteer to address youth organizations interested in engineering and aviation to empower them to enter a STEM career field. Her determination and positivity are infectious, as is her desire to empower youth of all backgrounds to pursue a career in engineering, or other STEM career fields.” For the last few years, Duncan has partnered with the University of Nebraska Math Department, and hosts an event for high school girls from all over the United States for UNL’s math camp. During their visit to Duncan, they are presented with “real-world problems” where the girls need to apply the math concepts they’ve learned. Watson serves as a panelist, for STEAM discussions at local high schools, universities, and colleges. “I love my field, and love sharing this passion every chance I get.” As for the future, Watson intends to “keep learning everyday from this amazing field called aviation.” SAFETY BUMPER CUSHIONS DAMAGE PROTECTION • Extra in Mold Coating on Tough, Industrial Grade, Self Skinning Polyurethane Foam • Designed for High Impact Applications • High Tear Strength, Abrasion Resistant & UV Resistant • Moisture, Chemical & Solvent Resistant: Deters Skydrol, MEK & Fuels • Meets FMVSS 302 & Cal 117 Fire Retardant Standards • Custom Designs, Colors & Framing Available EASY TO INSTALL! Made in the USA ISO9001:2008 Certified Women Owned Small Business Call Today: 206-285-5656 MRO Software Solutions 1-800-643-1806 Alberth Aviation TOOLS & EQUIPMENT DESIGNED BY MECHANICS FOR MECHANICS GSE Manufacturer Tire Inflation Cage Larger size now available Bottled Water Cart Guaranteed Clean Water Select Tooling • Spanner Sockets • Oxygen Fill Adapter • Jack Adapters • Fuel Pipe Wrenches • Tooling for Falcon, Gulfstream and more Aircraft Spare Parts • AOG service 24/7 since 1996 • Certified parts outright/ exchange • Sell us your surplus inventory Manufacturer of Specialty Maintenance Tooling & GSE 832-934-0055

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