Name: Edward Weng

Birth Date: June 21, 1988

Hometown: Shelby Township, Michigan

Worksite: Northrop Grumman

Career Interest: Business/Engineering


          Hi everyone! I am Ed Weng, I was born on June 21st, 1988, and yes, I am Asian. I’ve spent the past 17 years of my life in Michigan and I have two older sisters. I play tennis and swim for my massive school, and academically, I like the sciences, particularly math. I’m a Cancer and I enjoy long walks on the beach.

Apartment #: 2206

Roommate: Joel Melvin

What did you think about living in your apartment?

Four words.  Addicted. To. Game. Cube.

What did you learn from being in an apartment with other people?

Living with other people is hard. Here are the top 6 things I’ve learned:

6. Stay away from the Game Cube.
5. Always leave a window unlocked.
4. Cooking for 7 boys means that you need at least 2 cows, a ton of Hamburger Helper, and a giant pot.
3. When you’re living with 6 other boys, toilets mysteriously get clogged.
2. No one likes to do dishes.
1. No one likes to do dishes.

Describe what you did and learned at your summer work site.

This summer, I worked at Northrop Grumman Space Technologies on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite system; basically, I coded some processes through LabVIEW, a GUI based language. I was always super busy at the corporation. Sometimes, I would check my e-mail and see that I had gotten 200 messages (more than the NGST President would receive in one entire day)! In the little spare time that I did have, I went to my LabVIEW classes to receive free lunches. Grumman always surprised me with its 17 course meals and kept me guessing what tomorrow’s entrées would be… Fillet Mignon anyone?

What was your favorite experience at NASA SHARP?

Most people will probably answer Disney Land, Magic Mountain, or the Sex Workshop for this question. I, however, will say that my favorite experiences were the van rides. I could tell you that we’ve spent over 136 hours in that massive white rental van or that we’ve heard Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, and Hollaback Girl for at least 102 of those hours. Either way, I could tell you those rides were fantastic. Throughout all the scratches and accidents we’ve been in, I have gotten to know everyone inside the “drug bust” van. And even though the rides were hot and uncomfortable 85% of the time, I wouldn’t trade the memories for anything in the world (mayyybe for 10 dollars). Just so you know, Zhe rubbing LaVergne’s hand across Attila’s face will never get old. Thanks for the great times.


Words to live by:

“There is a difference between being involved and being committed.  In a ham and egg breakfast, the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed.”

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