Woodruff and Margaret Viola completed internships in France
through an EAA Young Eagles-Socata program. Photo courtesy
students from Illinois and Wisconsin completed six-week internships
at EADS Socata’s headquarters in France as part of an ongoing
cooperation with EAA’s Young Eagles program.
two students, Margaret Viola and Matthew Woodruff, were scheduled to
outline their EADS Socata work experience at the Gathering of Eagles
Dinner Thursday night.
an EAA volunteer for six years, is majoring in physics and Chinese
at the University of Chicago. She created a strategic business case
for the company’s general aviation sector during her internship.
who is involved in EAA’s Fond du Lac chapter, graduated from the
Milwaukee School of Engineering and has worked as a research
assistant at the NASA Langley Flight Research Center. He researched
noise regulations for EADS Socata’s next generation of aircraft
for his internship.
were highly impressed by our 2008 Young Eagles interns," said
Nicolas Chabbert, president of EADS Socata North America. "They
brought a high level of enthusiasm, skills, energy, and a U.S.
viewpoint to our company’s projects, and accomplished a
significant amount of work in a limited period of time."
EADS Socata will
continue the Young Eagles project in 2009.