STA Graduate Heads to NASA
2008 STA graduate Daniel Huggett will tell you that dreams really can come true. Huggett and his wife Danielle Ferrara Huggett, also a 2008 graduate, are moving to Florida for his dream job with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Daniel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is currently a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University while working at NASA's Kennedy Space Center as a Pathways Program Engineer. Daniel's Doctoral research focuses on Friction Stir Welding and Non-Destructive Evaluation technology. A major goal of his Doctoral work is to investigate key features of FSW processes and to create new technologically advanced systems to improve manufacturing efforts for NASA's space program.
Daniel has also worked summer internships with both the John C. Stennis Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center. "I am grateful to STA, SLU, and LSU," said Huggett, "for providing a foundation in academics and leadership that allowed me to become a NASA employee."