Aerospace Engineering Student, Aspiring Rocket Scientist

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As a student with a passion for STEM, Levin Rosete has further refined his interests to engineering and technology. “At Illinois Tech I was between mechanical and aerospace for the first two years of undergrad. Eventually, I decided to stay with aerospace as I had an interest in World War II planes.” He adds, “Mentally, it also gave me something bigger to aspire toward. To be a rocket scientist was a goal that I feel few can have the honor of saying, and so being in the aerospace program was my path to becoming one.” 

Levin’s short-term goal is to find a job in the city using his skills in aerospace engineering and economics/business to find ways to maximize the efficiency of airplanes. Long term, he would like to obtain his pilot’s license and eventually work for NASA as an explosives/pyrotechnics expert or in spacecraft attitude control/automation. 

He shares that in addition to his father, “people such as astronaut Chris Hadfield and my professors inspire me to be the best engineer I can be and to always aspire to be greater.”

Levin is vice president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Illinois Tech, works as a student tech and media associate for the Kaplan Institute, and is an active member of Armour College of Engineering’s chapter of the Triangle Fraternity. He also volunteers for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a member of its information technology team, and previously volunteered for the Adler Planetarium’s Far Horizons research program.