ASD Alumnae have taken the world by storm, many of whom are pursuing careers and higher education programs in the realm of science and technology. The positive experiences they had as students at ASD, as well as the strong foundation their ASD education provided, had led to a strong and continuing relationship with our school.
Below are a few updates from recent ASD Alumns:
Dominique, Class of 2014
I'm just about halfway through my sophomore year at Dartmouth, and I am so grateful that I have already had the opportunity to have so many amazing experiences. I am on the pre-health track, and I have not declared a major yet, but I am thinking that it will include some combination of my interests in genetics, neuroscience, Spanish, global health, anthropology, and education.
This term, I am leading a project as the Community Outreach Chair for Students for Education Reform. We are working on planning a fundraising event for Ledyard Charter School, which is a charter school in Lebanon, NH that caters to students who may be at risk of dropping out of their traditional public high schools.
I am also working with one of my professors to get funding to invite medical professionals and university students that we met on a medical service trip in Nicaragua to Dartmouth for a cross-cultural exchange of medical knowledge. Finally, I am working on creating a curriculum for a teen leadership camp that I will be helping to run in a rural village in Honduras during spring break. As far as the future, I am hoping to be able to return on the service trip to Nicaragua next winter as a trip leader, and I am also applying to study abroad at some point next year, either in Madrid or Buenos Aires.
Max, Class of 2014
The opportunities I have encountered while studying mechanical engineering at Norwich University, which is the oldest private military college in the United States have been numerous. In only my sophomore year I have already created multiple 3D models which have been printed. As a Corporal in the Corps of Cadets, I have also been gaining valuable leadership and communication skills while pursuing further positions in coming years. In this next year, I look forward to many things including spending a month abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark studying renewable energy methods, a continuation of my studies, and competing for a commission into the United States Navy.
Nate, Class of 2014
I am in my sophomore year at the University of Rhode Island; part of the International Engineering Program, in which I have a double major in Biomedical Engineering and Mandarin Chinese. My favorite classes so far have been the Biomed courses and Anatomy & Physiology, for which ASD prepared me well.
Rachel, Class of 2014
College is really exciting! Last summer I interned for Labshpere, a company in North Sutton NH, developing an automated optical calibration system using a robotic arm. I also lived on a farm and learned how to take care of and ride horses at the same time. This summer I will most likely be interning for Foliage in Burlington, MA as a systems engineering intern. I just received my study abroad placement, and I will be traveling to Mandi, India in the spring of 2017 to help develop good urban practices specific to the Indian Himalayas. I am enjoying my Electrical and Computer Engineering courses, and I thank ASD for the ability to put in the long hours needed to succeed in classes like Micro Electronics, and Embedded Systems. I am newly initiated sister in the Chi Omega fraternity, and I am part of WPI's all-female acapella group the Technichords.
Taylor, Class of 2015
I completed my first semester with a 4.0 GPA, LOVING Northeastern and engineering. I am a member of the Northeastern chapter of SWE (Society for Women Engineers) and am excited to be on the planning committee of Northeastern University's Cool Women/Hot Careers Event this year. This event is for female high school students who love math and science to learn more about the field of engineering and meet female engineering students. This day is set up to inspire these students to pursue careers in engineering. The value of mentorship is irreplaceable, and I am happy to share my love and excitement about engineering with these younger students. This summer I will be studying abroad in Kunming China for 7 weeks!