Victoria tends to land on her feet in the business world, going from one dream job to another.
Her current co-op job is at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where she works as an engineer in the Audio Animatronics lab. Her last co-op position was working in the Robotics Division at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where she worked on the Centaur 2 project, Chariot B project and the Robonaut 2 project that went to the International Space Station in February 2011.
“I had always dreamed of working at Disney one day,” Victoria said. She works in six-month co-op cycles at Disney World on everything from an animatronic macaw bird in the Tikki Tikki Tikki Room. “He had never been three-dimensionally modeled,” she explained, “What I did enabled them to make the bird faster when it wears out and needs to be replaced or when a new character needs to be placed into a show. I have a greater appreciation for all the animation at Disney after my experiences,” she said.
She is currently working on mathematical modeling for rides and rollercoasters. Kettering’s curriculum requires students to rotate three-month academic terms with three-month co-op terms beginning in the freshman year. Victoria is one of three Kettering co-op students currently working at Disney. Read more on Victoria’s Disney adventure at: http://www.kettering.edu/news/engineering-disney-magic