SCASS Receives Ms. Mishaal Ashemimry, Aerospace Engineer and Founder of MISHAAL Aerospace
The Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences received Ms. Mishaal Ashemimry, a Saudi-American Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Entrepreneur, Speaker and Influencer. Mr. Khalid Al Raboy, Deputy General Director for Administrative and Financial Affairs, welcomed Ms. Mishaal along with Dr. Ilias Fernini, Deputy General Director for the Research Laboratories and Observatory. Ms. Mishaal was briefed about the Center and its different components and was delighted with all the accomplishments of the Center.
As the first female Aerospace Engineer in the GCC, she realized that this title comes with an enormous responsibility to inspire others to join her field as well as other STEM programs. To reach the youth, she used social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube to educate her follower about her field, experiences, and to inspire them to have a dream coupled with the perseverance to pursue it. As a result, she became a public figure and speaker at many events in the GCC and globally.
Currently, Ashemimry is a consultant in her field. Moreover, she is living her passion every day by educating and inspiring others through conferences, webinars, and her social media channels. While based in Miami, Florida, she founded MISHAAL Aerospace at age 26 to pursue her ultimate dream of building rockets. Her company's objective was to design and make their own rockets to launch small satellites (500 kg) or less to Low Earth Orbit. Previously, she worked for Raytheon Missile Systems' Aerodynamics Department and contributed to twenty-two different rocket programs. Her professional experience and areas of expertise include aerodynamics, wind tunnel testing, vehicle design, predictive simulation and analysis, and rocket stage-separation analysis, with a strong focus on computational tool development.
She earned a Master of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, and two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Aerospace Engineering and in Applied Mathematics also from Florida Institute of Technology. Her academic focus included: experimental and analytical aerodynamics, rocket design, and nuclear thermal propulsion. (Reference: https://www.mishaalashemimry.com/)