We are proud to announce our newest recipient of the GEM for STEM Undergraduate Scholarship, Addie Daniels.
Addie Daniels is from Chino Valley, Arizona. She enjoys music and track and field. She has been a track and field athlete since 6th grade and is currently a NCAA Division III thrower! Way to go Addie! She throws shot put, discus, hammer, weighted throw, and javelin. She likes Marvel movies, Star Trek and Sponge Bob. Addie attends college at LeTourneau University where she is studying Civil Engineering. In her free time, she likes to...just kidding, what engineering student has free time? Addie enjoys Civil Engineering because you can see the direct impact of your work. Congratulations Addie!
How did you hear about G.E.M. Environmental and this scholarship opportunity?
I learned about it at the Dec. 2018 Cash for College event at Yavapai College.
My current work and passion.
This is my first year of studying Civil Engineering. I became interested in it when I took a drafting and design course as a freshman in high school. I ended up doing three years of drafting, learning AutoCAD, REVIT, Civil 3D, and Solidworks. I was able to apply my skills to projects at Chino Valley High School including new dugouts for softball and a new throwing area with three new throwing rings and sectors. Seeing these projects from dream to reality inspired me to do more. So far, in college, my favorite things in Civil have been creating a water filtration system as well as a cantilever bridge design. As I go forward, I am interested in pursuing an emphasis in water-related civil engineering.
How I plan to use my award.
I am planning on using my scholarship funds to purchase tools and equipment/software I will need as an engineer.
What this scholarship means to me.
Being awarded this scholarship puts me one step closer to graduating from college debt free, a major goal for me. I have always enjoyed non-traditional vocations (throwing, engineering, math) as related to being a female. I like knowing that a small percentage of Civil Engineers are women. It is important to me to demonstrate that a woman is capable of doing anything she puts her mind to.
I hope to see many more females entering STEM fields. Thank you so much for your support!