Category Archives: Youth

“The World Needs Engineers!” – By Jerry Gentile

Synchronus Optical Networking Test Set co-designed by Jerry Gentile

Every now and then I’m asked by a young person who’s aware of my background in electrical engineering and is considering their future, if I think Electrical Engineering would provide…

My Life’s Passion: Engineering

Close up of remote control

It may sound geeky to some, but one of my life’s passions is engineering. I was always fascinated with technical things and applying my math skills. My fascination with gadgets…

Surviving Surgery as a Child

Photo of Jerry Gentile

One of the hardest experiences I had as a child was when it was discovered that I had a benign tumor wrapped around my spinal cord. One can imagine, that…

How I Became Interested in Photography

Jerry Gentile at his desk - Photo by Jerry Gentile

My dad was a photographer and I remember when I was little that he used to develop color film in our kitchen at night. I was so intrigued that eventually…

How High School Influenced my Career Path

Jerry Gentile - Photo by Jerry Gentile

A formative experience for me during high school was the opportunity to work in a co-op program. In conjunction with the technical vocational department in my school, I worked part-time…