Young A&D Professional: John Rugg

CCA Design Engineer
Harris Corporation, 1 year
BS, Florida Atlantic University, Electrical Engineering

What do you find exciting about your area of focus or your specific job at Harris Corporation?

I love being a design engineer, first and foremost, because of the opportunity to see and work on new technologies. The technical problems that arise always involve creative solutions that allow me to be innovative. In my year at Harris, I’ve worked on challenging avionics products, and I’ve been able to test and debug hardware in the lab. Every day I get the opportunity to collaborate with my peers and learn something new.

Why do you think young adults should consider careers in STEM?

Any career in STEM puts you at the forefront of technology and innovation. Knowledge is always evolving and advancing, and a STEM career enables you to be part of that evolution. STEM careers are what turn science-fiction into science.