RS&H CEO Dave Sweeney introduced the mission, purpose and procedures of the new RS&H Elevate Fund to RS&H associates at the firm’s semi-annual Town Hall meeting in June. A few weeks later at RS&H’s annual Officers Meeting in Austin, Texas, it was time to see the difference Elevate can make.
Sometimes, the dogs ride shotgun, holstered to the backseat, able to take in the views from 10,000 feet high. Other times, they rest in the cargo hold, as the 4-seat Cessna 172SP soars 160 miles an hour to places as far flung as Indiana, Louisiana or Rhode Island. But regardless of where they’re situated in the plane or where they’re going to on the ground, these pups are almost always flying toward a better future, thanks to non-profits like Pilots N Paws – and a dedicated RS&H associate.
After RS&H engineers Priscilla Brubeck and Maria Ruiz completed a STEM workshop for teen and pre-teen girls, a fifth grader walked up to the pair and told them she wanted to be a computer engineer.
“At that age, I didn’t even know what an engineer was,” Priscilla said. “It’s so important to plant that seed early on in kids’ – especially girls’ – lives.”
That is exactly what Priscilla, Maria, and other RS&H associates are trying to do, as they kick the company’s participation in STEM workshops into high gear.
Rick Rogers is ambitious and fun, light-hearted but tenacious – qualities that have made the spaceport leader at Merritt Island, Florida, an invaluable resource within RS&H Aerospace & Defense and beyond. Known as much for his people skills as he is for his aerospace acumen, Rick is passionate about space exploration.
Growing up in Cuba was not easy for Aylin Costa. Her father, an engineer, worked on construction projects all over the island and her family moved wherever the job took him. In 10 years, Aylin and her family moved a total of five times. From an early age she learned to adapt to her environment and establish relationships which helped influence her outgoing personality.