Alex Curley, of Norfolk, MA, graduated in May 2016 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics. From the beginning, the Levine Scholars Program gave him the opportunity to connect with the community through the program’s relationship with the Ronald McDonald House. Stumbling into the responsibility as his class’ representative, Alex grew close to the volunteer staff and the mission of the House. “It is the little things that can make the greatest difference. Being able to provide a home-cooked meal to families at the hospital may not seem significant, but the families are so grateful to have the network of support the House provides,” Alex said. In his senior year, Alex committed to extending the Levine Scholars’ presence at the House though his civic engagement grant. Alex interned in the Explore More Stuff lab at the Discovery Place Science Museum where he helped develop the next series of exhibits. He spent two summers in Charlotte researching motorsports aerodynamics and had the opportunity to work on projects including the 2016 SRT Viper ACR. With the help of the Levine Scholars Program, Alex traveled to Australia to present his first conference paper and spent three months working in a wind tunnel in England, experiences that helped launch his career. Alex now calls Charlotte home as he begins his career as an aerodynamics engineer at Stewart-Haas Racing.