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Surprisingly STEM: Wind Tunnel Engineers

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NASA wind tunnel engineers Sam Zauber and Frank Quinto


Educators, Students

Grade Levels

Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Higher Education, Informal Education


Careers, Physical Science, Technology, Flight and Aeronautics



We’re big fans of Sam Zauber and Frank Quinto – two wind tunnel test engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center! You’ll be blown away as you learn how NASA uses its 14-foot by 22-foot subsonic wind tunnel. See some of the fascinating things Frank and Sam have tested there, and learn what propelled them into their exciting STEM careers.

Surprisingly STEM is a video series that highlights exciting and unexpected careers at NASA. Each episode highlights a member of NASA’s workforce, focusing on their unique job and how their personal journey led them to that career.

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