The phrase, “It isn’t rocket science!” wouldn’t apply here because in this case, it is. Albert Shannon graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics in 2010. Two years later he was part of the Hawk SCADA team, serving in a multi-faceted position as an electrical engineer, design engineer, and systems integrator.
In the time in-between college and his present position, however, he launched his engineering career building sensor platforms to help agricultural scientists gather data like atmospheric conditions within the crop canopy, and assisting in the design and manufacturing of high-powered amateur rockets by designing and implementing apogee detection, pyrotechnic control, and radio telemetry systems.
In his downtime, Albert will shut down the pathways to the portion of his brain designed to process mathematical equations and spend time in the good ol’ outdoors. Winding down for him means spending time hiking, camping, fishing or woodworking. In fact, if he weren’t doing what he does now for a living, he would be utilizing his mathematical skills in a wildlife and forest management career helping preserve it for generations to come.
Success means different things to different people, and for Albert, it means an overall feeling of happiness, accomplishment, and financial stability. With a hidden talent for teaching, you’re apt to see Albert in the front of a classroom in a continuing education class at the next trade show. It’ll be an opportunity you won’t want to pass up.