GEM Receives 2022 Presidential Award for Excellence in promoting STEM

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Jomar Mendoza, ’17

Secretary/ Membership Chair

Jomar Mendoza completed a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) in May 2017. He is looking to pursue a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from USC, majoring in Fluid Dynamics, and minoring in combustion at the start of 2018. Mendoza spent this past summer at United Technologies Research Center as an Aerodynamics research intern marking his tenth completed internship since high school spanning firms such as Cummins, GE Aviation, Praxair, GM, and Ford Motor Co., who sponsored his master’s degree through GEM. Mendoza, who earned his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, is now a full time Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman. Aside from engineering, Mendoza is a competitive soccer player and avid traveler. While in high school, he played on the United States U-18 men’s soccer team during the “Youth World Cup.” At the moment, Mendoza has traveled to over ten country and counting.