Ritrovato named early career award winner in electrical engineering

Brandon Ritrovato, a senior software engineer at Lockheed Martin, is this year's recipient of the Electrical Engineering Early Career Recognition Alumni Award.

This award, sponsored by the Penn State Electrical Engineering Society and the Department of Electrical Engineering, recognizes outstanding electrical engineering alumni at the outset of their career. Candidates are chosen based on their career achievements, extra-curricular leadership activities and their potential for success.

Ritrovato received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 2006. He worked as an intern at Lockheed Martin in 2005 and was a finalist for the Penn State's Engineering Intern of the Year Award. Following graduation, Ritrovato accepted a position at Lockheed Martin's King of Prussia location and entered their Engineering Leadership Development Program. As part of this program, Ritrovato also was enrolled in graduate school and received his master's of engineering in systems engineering at Penn State Great Valley in 2009.

Volunteering at Lockheed Martin and in his local community keeps Ritrovato busy. He has been involved in the College Hire Assimilation and Mentoring Program, Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, National Engineers Week, middle school mentoring program and founded the round table mentoring.

Ritrovato is a Norristown, Pa., native and currently lives in King of Prussia, Pa.

Ritrovato will receive the award at the graduation reception on Dec. 8 in Kunkle Lounge on Penn State's University Park campus.

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Last Updated October 17, 2011