PROMISE will visit The Aerospace Corporation, June 5, 2012

PROMISE will be visiting the Aerospace Corporation ( on Tuesday, June 5 at their Chantilly, VA office. In accordance with their mission, they would like to meet PROMISE graduate students (US citizens) in EE, CS, Aerospace, and Cybersecurity. They are hiring interns and would like to start a relationship with students who are interested in full-time positions or post-docs.  We have 10 spaces available for M.S. and Ph.D. students for this one-day trip? If  you are interested, please have them send your CVs, unofficial transcript, and a short paragraph that describes your interest to, with “Aerospace Corp.” in the subject line by Wednesday, May 9, 2012 .  Lunch will be served on-site at Aerospace.  Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Clyde V. Moseberry has already been mentoring some of the students from PROMISE over the years.  He is looking forward to meeting the group.

A van will leave UMBC’s campus, Administration Building at 8:30 AM, and is scheduled to return by 5:00 PM. The trip is co-sponsored by PROMISE and the Aerospace Corporation. There is no cost to the student.

The information below was send directly from Aerospace to provide students with a list of their specialty areas.  You don’t have to apply for anything right away, but please take a look at their list of  R&D areas. 


The Aerospace Corporation’s Engineering and Technology Group, provides cross-program technical support to a variety of military, commercial and corporate projects.  Our group of top-notch engineers and scientists (42% hold an MS and 28% hold a PhD) works to assess and evaluate existing and new space technologies, investigate and resolve anomalies, and conduct research and development.  The Aerospace’s Engineering and Technology Group is leading the way in realizing the full potential of space and ground support technology.

All positions require excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with customers, contractors and colleagues. In exchange for your contributions, we offer competitive compensation and exceptional benefits. In order to be considered for any positions within the company, you must create an account in our career center and submit your resume online by copying and pasting it into our system. Please go to, and click on “How to Apply” for more information.




  • Mission architecture simulations
  • System performance analysis and optimization
  • Astrodynamics
  • Constellation design
  • Collision assessment
  • Satellite navigation
  • Orbit determination
  • Orbital debris analysis
  • Space situational awareness

  • Optics and electro-optical systems
  • Electro-optical devices and focal plane arrays
  • Phenomenology and sensor simulation/modeling
  • Image processing and exploitation
  • Radar and microwave sensor systems
  • Radio-frequency sensors and signal processing
  • Optical engineering and optical systems modeling
  • Mission data exploitation
  • Digital electronics
  • Signal detection, analysis, and exploitation

  • Communication & network architecture
  • Communication systems engineering
  • Communications analysis/simulation
  • Network modeling
  • Digital signal processing
  • Communication electronics
  • Antenna systems
  • Phases Arrays
  • Optical communications

  • Software risk assessment and evaluation
  • Software architecting and engineering
  • Software system development support
  • Software and system acquisition
  • Software processes and process improvement
  • Data recovery and analysis



U.S. Citizenship required

All applicants must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;

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