As the first invited guest speaker to discuss STEM subjects with Science National Honor Society (SNHS) members, Aeronautical Engineer Wendell Levister held a Q&A session with students Monday, Oct. 10.
Levister hosted an open discussion session with SNHS attendees, answering questions regarding life as an engineer, careers in STEM and how to spend time in college wisely.
Before receiving his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2014, Levister was a business major at the University of Central Florida until he decided that a business degree “was not as challenging as [he] wanted.” Although he specialized in propulsion, Levister current works as an Applications Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace, an aircraft manufacturer with separate divisions across the country.
Under his job title, Levister organizes the communications and cabin management systems on the aircraft Honeywell manufacturers. Over the past year, he has worked on approximately ten separate planes.
Twelfth-grader and SNHS president Blake Bright said, “I got in contact with him because my mom organized career day for Pine View a few years back. He was one of the people she brought in for career day and I really liked his presentation. I reached out to him and he very graciously accepted the offer to speak at SNHS.”
As for the remaining school year, SNHS has plans on bringing other scientific guest speakers to club meetings, including a quantum physicist and a local inventor and entrepreneur. The club meets Mondays at 1:00 p.m. in Room 114.