Article by Phoenix writer Grace Andino ’25:
On Monday, October 30th, S.T.E.M. Cluster members from the Junior and Sophomore classes attended the S.T.E.M. Career Expo at the Cradle of Aviation.
Starting the day, John Gering, a profound global architect, spoke about his experience in the engineering and architecture fields. Gering discussed how he first pursued a career in science and his current work combining technology and design for the United Nations, FAIA, and HLW. Following this presentation, Kellenberg members split into groups to hear from professionals in various science professions. These talks ranged from the behind-the-scenes of Jetblue’s air traffic team to hearing about Offshore Wind’s new power generation project. Students were able to connect with specialists to learn about internship and job opportunities, along with learning more about different companies and their goals. Junior Leah Aboueid shares, “I had the opportunity to attend the S.T.E.M. Expo, it gave me insight into how important and essential science-based jobs are. One of the stations we went to was JetBlue, and I got to see how the different types of dispatchers are critical to a team effort. Overall, it was a great experience!”
Held annually, The S.T.E.M Career Expo allows participants to engage with professionals across many science fields, including healthcare, aerospace, engineering, renewable energy, and many more. Kellenberg students have been attending this event for the past couple years, as it has inspired participants to look into a career in science.