Title: Aerospace Engineer
Location: Rye, New Hampshire, United States
Nancy Neville, Aerospace Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in analysis and mathematics.
Prior to retiring in 2001, Ms. Neville spent 40 years in an industry that continuously exhilarated and challenged her. She made the decision to go into engineering versus her original intention of becoming a mathematics educator due to discovering there was so much more to math than algebra, geometry and trigonometry. After graduating, she went to work at a science programmer for RCA for a year before joining System Development Corp. as a senior operations research analyst. In 1966, Ms. Neville was asked to join the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a staff member in instrumentation laboratory. From 1973, until her retirement in 2001, she provided her expertise as a senior staff member of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
Ms. Neville attended Boston College for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. She received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1959, and followed this degree up with a Master of Arts in mathematics in 1961. While in college, she was mentored by the head of the mathematics department. He remained her confidant and trusted mentor even after she graduated and sought out advice in the industry. Out of all her many career accomplishments, she considers her time at MIT to be one of the most valued of her experiences. She worked there at a time when not many women did and found that she was accepted in the field as long as she contributed and presented her capabilities. In 1969, her work was recognized with the Apollo Achievement Award from NASA, as well as a Certificate of Commendation from MIT.
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