Boeing Freshman Design Challenge

February 19, 2021
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Boeing is hosting a Design Challenge for Freshman at Viterbi. All majors are welcome, you will get the opportunity to meet and work with Boeing executives and engineers, create your own teams or be assigned a team, and possibly win prizes!

If interested, please RSVP for the required information session using the link above. You are required to attend the information session in order to participate in the challenge.

  • The information session will be held on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 from 6:00pm-7:00pm (PST).
  • The design challenge will be held on Thursday, March 4th, 2021 from 6:00pm-9:00pm (PST). The event will be held virtually on Viterbi Career Connections Zoom.

Boeing attendees include:

  • Scott Strode – Vice President, Business Transformation
  • Christian Sharpe – SEIT Engineering Manager
  • Dimitri Krut – Electrical MP&P Engineer
  • Lorenzo Landin – Structures Design Engineer
  • Felipe Figueroa – Guidance, Navigation & Control Engineer
  • George Gatsios – 777x Flight Test Engineering Operations
  • Aaron Vanlandingham – Configuration Design Engineer
  • Eric Dubbury – Visitor Relations Specialist
  • Alan Simonini – Configuration Design Engineer

During this unique, resume-building experience, students will have the opportunity to network with Boeing engineers and executives, who will be available to act as mentors and judges.

  • Feel free to invite any freshman engineers to this event who may be interested, regardless of major!
  • Despite being virtual, food will be provided in the form of dining gift cards for participants.
  • Prizes are provided to top participants.

As the world’s leading aerospace company, Boeing is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial airplanes and military aircraft. To continue this dominance, Boeing needs the young minds of tomorrow to provide innovative, new perspectives. For this reason, Boeing will be putting on a design challenge for the freshmen class of USC. In this competition, teams of three or four freshmen will have two hours to work together and design a solution to a typical, real-world engineering problem.

If you have any questions about the event, feel free to email:

For more information, visit Gateway to view this event under Events > Info Sessions.

Published on February 19th, 2021

Last updated on February 19th, 2021