September 17, 2015

Meet Boeing’s newest rocket engineer, Ngoc

Ngoc Nguyen, one of the Tiger Woods Foundation’s exceptional Earl Woods scholars, will join Boeing as a propulsion engineer.

Nguyen, a recent graduate of the University of California, San Diego, will be assisting Boeing on the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) project, which aims to launch 100-pound satellites into low Earth orbit. Specifically, he will help with rocket and propellant testing in various locations. For a visual on the ALASA project, check out this concept video.

Nguyen, who will be working near home in Huntington Beach, California, thanked the Tiger Woods Foundation staff for all their support over the years.

“I want to thank you for all the help you have given me through the years,” Nguyen said. “I want to thank you for all the support. I want to thank you for the push. Thank you for helping me get where I am. Without you, I wouldn’t have the opportunities that have been given to me.”

Learn more about the Earl Woods Scholarship Program and its bright and talented scholars.