Drew Sfirri

Southern Maine Community College
Composite Science and Manufacturing


A disappointing first attempt at college left Drew Sfirri, a 2007 graduate of Brunswick High School, at loose ends and working in a low-paying job.

On the advice of his father, he enrolled in a composite technology course at SMCC’s Maine Advanced Technology and Engineering Center (MATEC) at the college’s Midcoast Campus in Brunswick.

Suddenly, everything clicked for Drew. He had found something he loved. His confidence and determination grew, and he earned high grades.

Now 25, Drew plans to finish his associate degree in composite technology and is considering a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, with a minor in composites. In the meantime, besides taking classes, he works in MATEC’s Composites Engineering and Research Laboratory (CERL) where he uses state-of-the-art equipment to test the strength and behavior of high-tech composite materials used in numerous products.