Parents’ example and career education create a clear path toward engineering for Texas student heading to Embry-Riddle
The American dream is alive and well in tiny Somerset, Texas.
Enrique Ayala is in his first semester at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this fall, a rare opportunity each year for only a handful of aspiring aerospace engineers. Consider, though, that Enrique is the son of Mexican immigrants and the product of a small, rural, low socioeconomic school district, and the odds of success on his career path become even smaller. . . . Unless you factor in the example of his parents and a comprehensive STEM program at Somerset High School that enabled Enrique to earn a full STEM endorsement and become adept at building robots and understanding their role in engineering.