Richard Mortimore San Diego, Calif. Class Of: 2015
Campus: Old Westbury Major: Mechanical Engineering, B.S.
Fun Fact I earned the award for being heard before seen in high school.
President of NYIT-Old Westbury chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Why study at NYIT?
Because the student-to-professor ratio is very small and you can have great relationships with your professors.
The Academic Achievement Award has helped me to keep up my grades and do my best in classes.
Work in the mechanical engineering field and make my family proud. Some employers that I'm interested in are NASCAR and NASA. In the future, I would like to work on developing, testing, and evaluating different robots that could possible go to Mars one day.
My NYIT My NYIT is very useful in many ways, such as the resources offered and people I have met at NYIT. They are helping me grow into a better person.
My stepdad and mom. They've always pushed me to succeed in life. I can't wait until I graduate and can tell them thank you for everything.
Working on my stepdad's stock car. I help to repair and maintain it.
Advice to live by
My grandfather told me to go to school and use my brain instead of my hands for the rest of my life. He said your body will get tired after working for 30 years, while your brain will just keep on growing and will not become weak.