Ballistics Engineer Adam Laakmann of the Sacramento office actively participates in local STEM outreach programs. Adam regularly supports STEM activities both in local schools and in the community, inspiring today’s youth to take an energetic interest in engineering. During the school year, Adam facilitates group activities with younger students and serves as a point of contact for question and answer sessions with high school students interested in science or math-based careers.
His ability to use his work experience in a way to connect with up-and-coming science stars illustrates the point that being a rocket scientist really is as cool as it sounds. In addition to school visits, Adam regularly represents Aerojet Rocketdyne at regional functions such as science fairs, STEM expos and the California Capital Airshow sponsored “Positive Altitude” event that exposes underprivileged children to the aerospace industry.
Being a part of larger functions allows Adam to connect Aerojet Rocketdyne to the local community in a way that generates interest and support for AR’s programs. While working with people at large is important, Adam’s greatest contribution to the STEM program is encouraging other engineers to take a direct role in securing our technical future.