Congratulations Alfredo Rodriguez, Design Engineer Senior Manager at The Boeing Company and GMiS 2021 Luminary Award winner!
GMiS Luminary honorees represent professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who initiate, collaborate, and lead key programs and research within their companies. These individuals have made significant contributions to the Hispanic technical community as leaders and role models.
Throughout the 33rd Annual GMiS Conference, Great Minds in STEM will be highlighting members of our Class of 2021 Luminary honorees, comprising of Hispanic innovators who are engineering the future while lighting the way for the next generation of STEM leaders.
Our next spotlighted Luminary is Alfredo Rodriguez of The Boeing Company. In his current role as the Design Engineer Senior Manager, Mr. Rodriguez has had a tremendous impact on programs of national and international importance, such as the Presidential aircraft and the International Space Station.
With his excellent combination of design engineering and management skills, Mr. Rodriguez has distinguished himself as among the best and brightest of Boeing’s leadership while leading a team of 220 engineers, who provide cutting edge technologies and structural engineering solutions for Boeing Commercial Airlines, Boeing Global Services, and Boeing Defense, Space & Security, across three locations.
A first-generation Cuban American who was born and raised in Miami, Florida, Mr. Rodriguez earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University and went on to get a master’s degree in Technical Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, as well as completing certification programs at the University of Kentucky and Stanford University.
Even as he charted a trailblazing career arc from engineer to senior manager at Boeing, Mr. Rodriguez also demonstrated his extraordinary commitment to encouraging more Hispanic children to pursue STEM degrees through numerous leadership positions within Boeing’s corporate-driven outreach and recruitment initiative, as well as Boeing’s Hispanic employee organizations. These roles enable him to interact on the ground directly with K-12 and University students through partnerships with organizations like SHPE and Great Minds in STEM.
See Mr. Rodriguez’s acceptance speech here and congratulations to the entire Class of 2021 GMiS Luminary honorees!
Stay tuned for more exemplary Hispanic professionals in STEM as the GMiS Virtual Conference continues.