Matt Riggs - Francis Tuttle Technology Center
THEN: Playing with LEGO toy blocks and Lincoln Logs to build towers and spaceships. Matt was always interested in engineering and eager to challenge himself. After seeing his older brother thrive in the Pre-Engineering Academy at FTTC, Matt enrolled and
- Acquired leadership and time management skills.
- Learned to study to fully understand the material and learned the importance of proper preparation.
- Studied trigonometry, chemistry, calculus, physics, engineering design, bridge design and architecture.
NOW: A first cadet at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point majoring in civil engineering, Matt will become a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army after graduating. He hopes to branch into the engineer regiment, become a leader for a construction platoon and, upon attaining the rank of captain, pursue a career with the Army Corps of Engineers.