Nastos is majoring in Aerospace Engineering
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Being a scholar-athlete at Florida Tech takes an unimaginable quantity of arduous work and dedication to excel each within the classroom and on the sector.
Panther males’s lacrosse participant Brett Nastos, a junior who’s majoring in Aerospace Engineering, joins us for a brand new version of Scholar-Athlete Highlight.
Making the journey to Melbourne from Sykesville, Maryland, Brett made eight begins in 2023 as a defensive midfielder, recording 19 floor balls, three objectives, two assists, and two triggered turnovers. Nastos has been named to the Sunshine State Convention Commissioner’s and Florida Tech Athletic Director’s Honor Roll after every of his first two seasons.
Brett joined us to speak about what he needs to get out of such a difficult main and the way he makes all of it work.
Inform us somewhat bit about your main right here at Florida Tech, what made you select it?
So, I’m an aerospace engineering main with a concentrate on aeronautics. I’ve at all times been within the aerospace trade since I used to be somewhat child with my household being type of deep in it.
My father works at Southwest, so I’ve been merged round planes, being like ‘Man, that’s so cool,’ going to the airport and seeing an enormous 737. Even my great-grandfather’s household historical past. He labored at Grumman, the place he was a reasonably large engineer over there and my different member of the family, labored at Douglas again within the 40s. So, it’s fairly large in my household and I prefer it.
What do you need to do with that main when you’ve graduated?
Something planes associated. The principle factor I need to concentrate on extra is the protection sector working with fighter jets or bombers.
What was it about Florida Tech that made you need to make such a protracted journey from dwelling?
The job alternatives after faculty. You’ve obtained the large corporations like Northrop Grumman right here, NASA, SpaceX, L3Harris, and even non-public jet corporations corresponding to Embraer, and Piper down south. That’s made Florida a spot to be for something air particularly.
What’s one thing out of your lessons that you simply didn’t learn about your main earlier than?
How a rocket strikes by means of area and pushes off itself, I by no means would have considered that.
Is there a teammate or fellow athlete who you’ve develop into examine buddies with?
Yeah, I’m lucky to have two of my teammates who’re aerospace engineering majors in my class, I reside with one in all them and one in all them is my next-door neighbor. So, we’re at all times all in the identical class collectively, simply figuring out collectively, serving to one another out, bouncing issues off of one another. When there’s an issue, we simply go ask the group chat and simply speak about it.
What are some issues it is advisable get probably the most out of your examine time? Do you have got a playlist or have to be by your self in a room?
I simply can’t be in my room, I gotta go to the library third ground, a type of desks. An enormous factor that I obtained that helped lots is I obtained some noise-cancelling headphones, and I’ll simply play mellow beats type of low the place it received’t interrupt my ideas however it’s what’s preserving me in examine.
How has being a collegiate athlete ready you for what you’re doing now and what do you’re taking from the sector that you simply apply to your research?
100%, the factor now we have with our crew here’s a excessive normal, simply being there, being accountable, being disciplined, interprets nice from lacrosse. Present as much as class early, sit entrance row, concentrate, and go to each class. It’s the identical issues that you simply do at apply: present up early to apply, be their full consideration, able to play. Simply be prepared.
What recommendation would you give to an athlete coming to Florida Tech who has an curiosity in Aerospace Engineering?
Ask round for assist and make mates inside your main, that’s the most important factor I’d say.
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