James Shields
James Shields Aerospace Engineer II at Spaceworks Engineering, Inc.
Saint Louis University, 2016, B.S. Aerospace Engineering

James Shields received his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles in 2017. 

“As an aerodynamicist on the X-60A Hypersonic Test Vehicle, I am able to fulfill my passion for advancing scientific discovery instilled in me by the Grand Challenge Scholars Program. This vehicle provides a flight testing platform for advanced materials, electronics, and controls systems that will make hypersonic flight a common occurrence. GCSP showed me that there is more to engineering than a final product. My goal is to develop hypersonic vehicles that create rapid connections all around the globe.”