Alex Bryant, a graduate student working towards his masters in Aerospace engineering, has been hired for a stability and control position at Lockheed’s Fort Worth, Texas Skunkworks group. Bryant will begin working for Lockheed Martin after graduation.
He will work as a stability and control engineer for approximately one year, at which point the company intends to move him into conceptual design for advanced programs.
“I’m looking forward to working on the cutting edge of the aerospace defense industry,” Bryant said. “Lockheed Martin ‘Skunkworks’ has been on the cutting edge of the aerospace world for over half a century now, and getting the opportunity to join their team in a role that suits my skill set is an incredible opportunity.”
Bryant said that he’s wanted to work for Lockheed since he was 12 years old. ‘Skunkworks’ was attached to every design he was interested in, and he says they’re the best at what they do.
“OU AME has equipped me with the knowledge and skills that Lockheed was looking for in my role,” Bryant said. The Wind Tunnel Laboratory and Flight Mechanics courses will be heavily drawn on at his job.
“Our aerospace pre-capstone and capstone courses were big reasons why I was specifically selected for this, as knowledge of aircraft sizing, trade studies, multi-variable optimization, and aircraft requirement-to-design processes was essential,” Bryant said.
This is one of the most competitive positions to be hired into, and Alex was selected over 55 other candidates from other big-name Universities including GT, A&M, and others. Congratulations Alex!