Shooting for Mars: How Engineering at NASA is Evolving
Annual College of Engineering Spotts Lecture: Shooting for Mars: How engineering at NASA is evolving
Julie Grantier is a 1988 graduate of Ohio Northern University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. After spending a short time in industry, she began her career with NASA and currently serves as the senior technologist for systems engineering and integration at NASA Glenn Research Center.
Grantier has spent the majority of her career working space flight projects in support of NASA’s human space exploration programs. Early in her career, she worked on the development of several NASA shuttle payload experiments as a fluid systems engineer and lead systems engineer. She has led the systems engineering effort on several space technology projects in the areas of propulsion, power and actuation systems. Most recently, she worked on the development of NASA’s Orion spacecraft in the position of project lead engineer for the Orion European Service Module (ESM).
Grantier has worked successfully throughout NASA and within industry and academia as a subject matter expert in systems engineering. She is responsible for developing systems engineering approaches that have been implemented successfully on major NASA programs and adapted by large aerospace companies. She received the NASA Medal for Exceptional Service for sustainable excellence in engineering and systems engineering for her roles in major space science and aeronautics programs. She has also received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal for exceptional and sustained leadership while serving as the technical lead for the European Service Module team.