M.A.D. Scientist Reception March 8, 2018 @ Scripps Florida
M.A.D. Science is an event recognizing the top students and their dedicated teachers
from Palm Beach and Martin County regional science and engineering fairs.
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Keynote speaker: Nicole Cummings peterkin
Nicole Cummings Peterkin is an Operations Engineer at Aerojet Rocketdyne. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master of Science degree in Quality Management from National Graduate School.
Nicole has worked at Aerojet Rocketdyne for 12 years. She started off as an intern and then moved to the Product Development and Validation group where she spent eight years supporting testing of the RL10 rocket engine. She then transferred to the Field and Launch support organization where she worked in the field supporting rocket launches, and served as the company’s engineering liaison for customers such as NASA, The Aerospace Corporation and United Launch Alliance.
Nicole currently serves as an Operations Integrator where she works with Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Engineering and Manufacturing organizations to schedule and integrate new development projects into the production process.
In addition to engineering, Nicole works to promote STEM enrichment in schools and raise knowledge and awareness of science and engineering within the community. She volunteers with programs such as the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Science Engineering Communication Math and Engineering (SECME) and the South Florida Science Center’s local chapter of the Girls Excelling in Math & Science (GEMS) program, where she was the inaugural featured speaker. She regularly visits local schools to help expose students to the excitement and thrills of being an engineer.