Methods Machine Tools Engineer Brittany Speroni Honored as 30 Under 30 Recipient

Brittany Speroni, a mechanical engineer at Methods Machine Tools, was named as a 2015 recipient of Manufacturing Engineering Magazine's 30 Under 30 awards in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). A total of 30 young manufacturing professionals from across the country were chosen for their exceptional talent and leadership in STEM.

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Brittany Speroni, a mechanical engineer at Methods Machine Tools, was named as a 2015 recipient of Manufacturing Engineering Magazine's 30 Under 30 awards in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). A total of 30 young manufacturing professionals from across the country were chosen for their exceptional talent and leadership in STEM.

According to Ms. Speroni, her love of math has played a central role in her life, having drawn her inspiration from her mother who is a math teacher. It was through her mother's encouragement and a high school math teacher who helped her with real world applications of physics, which solidified her chosen career path in engineering. Ms. Speroni attended Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) in Boston and enrolled in the mechanical engineering (ME) technology degree program there.

It was in the ME program at WIT that she took her first manufacturing class, which became the catalyst that led her to more manufacturing classes, hands-on labs and a co-op job in her home state of New Jersey, where she worked for a small machine shop. In addition, during her time at WIT she became involved with the local SME Student Chapter at Wentworth and was a committee officer and also chair.

Her love of engineering has inspired her to expose STEM to young women and she has spoken to a local Girl Scout chapter in her home state of New Jersey, and also at an event held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) called, "Geek is Glam," which was for girls in grades 4-8.

"It proved to me how important it is to talk to these girls at a young age because it can really make a difference in their future. They are also the ones who are going to impact our world and we need to make sure they realize how important their contribution will be to manufacturing," Ms. Speroni said.