Scott Nelson

Master Machinist / Lead Safety and Equipment Trainer
104 Spencer Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-2817

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I have been interested in how things work my whole life.

I graduated from Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington, Delaware with an Electronics major.My favorite classes in school were Metal Shop, Wood Shop, and Electrical Shop.

I found automobiles fascinating, so I attended Automotive Training Center in Exton, PA, graduating as an Automotive Machinist. After working as an Automotive Machinist / Engine Rebuilder for several years, I went to college and received a degree in Automotive Technology. I worked as an Automobile Technician and business owner for many years.I started working in a conventional machine shop in the early 90’s.

My previous job was at ATK in Elkton, MD where I machined rocket engine, missile defense, and other aerospace parts to very tight tolerances using manual and CNC machines. I have been fascinated with rockets and space for many years, and it was very interesting to manufacture these parts.

I came to the University of Delaware in 2014 and currently enjoy passing on my knowledge and experience to the next generations.

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