Upper School students were invited to join a virtual panel discussion with alumni who work in the aerospace industry. The panel featured David Routier ’14, associate RF microwave design engineering with Northrup Grumman; Ben Tyson ’03, executive council at Boeing, and Emme Wiederhold ’16, user interface developer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Panelists shared advice for students, which included taking advantage of opportunities at USM such as the Internship and Shadowing program, and to remember that they do not necessarily need a passion for science, math, or engineering to work in the aerospace industry.
The panel discussion is part of a series of events that feature individuals from various careers, who discuss how they got to where they are today, what they do on a daily basis, and any tips they have for students interested in that field. The event was hosted by USM’s College Guidance office, Alumni office, and the Internship and Shadowing program.