"I want girls to fall in love with science, math, technology, and engineering and not think of it as a ‘nerd’ thing to do or only for boys."
Quinnlan, who fell in love with the STEM subjects in high school, is a junior at Clemson University majoring in electrical engineering and a minor in business administration. She is a member of the Calhoun Honor College and maintains a 3.78 GPA. As part of her studies, Quinnlan studied the European Union and culture in Belgium last summer and worked for the engineering consulting firm handling the redesign of the basement tracks at Union Station.
Quinnlan, who admittedly “bleeds Clemson orange,” is an active member in the community. Currently serving as the Service and Philanthropy Director of her sorority, she dedicates several hours per week planning and participating in philanthropic events.
"Honestly, I’m a force to be reckoned with. I think encouraging more woman to join the STEM field is where the next challenge is. The way to push this message through is to have more woman in the STEM field demonstrating their abilities."
"I want to use my skills in math and science to improve other people’s lives."
Nate, currently a junior at the University of Iowa, spent 8 weeks last summer in a rural village in Nicaragua designing and building a suspension bridge to ensure that the residents would have safe travel to healthcare and education during the rainy seasons.
Nate is majoring in mechanical engineering with a focus on renewable energy and aeronautics. He is a member of the UI Honors Program, the President’s list, Dean’s list, and winner of the Old Gold and Provost Scholarships. He maintains a 4.00 GPA. Nate is the current President of the University of Iowa’s chapter of Bridges to Prosperity, and participates in the wind energy student organization.
"I am currently researching ways to improve flood inundation models and the biomass gasification process. My main goal for my career is to make the world a better place."