MSE GOLD Leadership Team: Anne Stockdale



Name: Anne Stockdale

Year and semester of graduation: May 2009

Summary of career path: 

  • Materials Engineer for Rolls-Royce specializing in ceramic coatings (2009 – 2012)
  • Materials Engineer for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. specializing in composite materials (2012-2015)
  • Airworthiness Engineer for Northrop Grumman  (2015-2017)
  • System Test Engineer for Northrop Grumman (2017-present)

Current place of employment: Northrop Grumman

Day-to-day tasks: interfacing with subsystem and software engineers, developing and running test procedures, and troubleshooting failures. (I technically no longer work as a “materials engineer” but have experience in research and development, manufacturing, and testing of both ceramic and composite materials.)

Upon graduating ISU, I never thought I would be anything but a “materials engineer”; however, my current career path has lead me to expand my capabilities as an ‘engineer’.