As a child, Tina Oyeniya’s love for rollercoasters sparked her interest in engineering. In her pursuit to become the next great rollercoaster tycoon, Tina earned a degree in engineering from the University of Connecticut. She currently works at Pratt & Whitney, developing Ceramic Matrix Composite technology.
For Tina, engineering has opened doors that she didn’t know existed. She now volunteers with Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that is committed to creating the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States. Through Girls Who Code, Tina helps young girls develop programming and coding skills that open doors for their own careers.
Recently, Tina did a workshop with Girls Who Code, taking the young girls through the inner workings of a UTC jet at our Digital Accelerator.
“It was a great opportunity for me to talk with some of these girls. My mother used to always say, ‘It’s not about what you do, it’s about what you leave in this world.’ I want to see the person that I’ve mentored rise above me, knowing that they have now become the teacher. That to me is the most important thing in the world. It’s giving back.”
Engineers at UTC pave the way for future innovation. During Engineers Week, we are honored to showcase those who go above and beyond and who are dedicated to inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders.
United Technologies is committed to supporting organizations that help build a brighter future in engineering. To learn more about UTC’s partnership with organizations like Girls Who Code, click here.