Engineering Scholarship Awarded to UW Student

GeoEngineers sponsored a scholarship through the Puget Sound Engineering and Scholarship Fund (PSE&SSF) for the fourth consecutive year, and University of Washington Sophomore Minda Chen is this cycle’s worthy recipient.

The PSE&SSF is a non-profit that supports high school and college students with an interest in science and engineering. The organization runs advocacy programs and supports students through a range of scholarships and partnerships with science and engineering professionals. GeoEngineers is proud to support this mission, and we’re happy to play a small part in Minda’s academic journey.

Minda is currently a Sophomore at the University of Washington majoring in Environmental Engineering with a 3.8 grade point average. She is also minoring in Law, Societies, and Justice to better understand environmental policy, regulations, and law. She is active in a variety of extracurricular activities including the UW Chess Club where she competed in the Pan American Collegiate Chess Championship, and she coaches and teaches chess to elementary students. She also participates in the UW Women’s Club Soccer and coaches children’s soccer teams. In addition, she serves as an alumni mentor to high school girls at Holy Names Academy. Minda has a deep concern and passion for community resilience in the form of environmental disaster prevention and how engineering, applied mathematics, and legal expertise can be leveraged for improved disaster preparedness and prevention. She aspires to pursue a PhD focused on environmental disaster prevention, specifically focused on coastal areas.

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