Physics & Engineering
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Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University
Ryan Henry graduated from college in 1998 from a small northern New York college called Clarkson University with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a concentration in Structural Engineering. Upon graduation, Ryan moved to Groton, Connecticut to work at General Dynamics in their Electric Boat division. There he worked on the Virginia Class nuclear-powered submarine as a Mechanical Engineer in their engine room structures group. His career path eventually led him to Vermont where first worked for a small engineering consulting firm called Knight Consulting Engineers. Ryan worked on structural designs for facility improvements to IBM's Essex Junction plant as well as on the comprehensive renovation and addition to a High School in Northfield, Massachusetts. Eventually Ryan went to work again for General Dynamics but this time in their Ordnance and Tactical Systems division in Burlington, Vermont. As the M61 Gatling Gun Engineer, Ryan supported our troops through a wide range of land, sea, and air platforms including the Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
Ryan's strong work ethic can be accredited to his first job--a paperboy. Rising in the pre-dawn hours in his hometown of Burnt Hills, New York, Ryan delivered the morning news for three years straight, seven days a week. It was during those relentless years that Ryan learned the value of hard work, responsibility, and a sense of pride and accomplishment in the completion of one's endeavors.
In the summer of 2014, Ryan and his wife Amy moved to Virginia in search of warmer weather and a fresh start at life. Ryan is confident that his professional experience combined with his passion for engineering will offer the Miller School of Albemarle an exciting addition to their Applied Engineering Program, where Ryan is the Department Chair. When not teaching, Ryan enjoys the sport of Triathlon, which combines the individual sports of swimming, biking, and running. The rumor is that Ryan has not missed a day of training since early 2016. Ask him if it's true!