Spotlights

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Addie Lederman

What inspired you to pursue a degree in engineering? I chose to go into engineering because throughout high school, I enjoyed finding practical applications of the math and science I was learning.... Read more

  • Hometown: Yorktown, NY
  • Civil Engineering

Valerie Shao

During the summer between my sophomore and junior year, I interned at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. My research focused on engineering an alternative combustion process within the... Read more

  • Hometown: Celeveland, OH
  • Environmental Engineering

Kimberly Bernstein

After my junior year at Cornell, I had the privilege to spend the summer as an intern for Turner Construction Company in New York City. I was assigned to work with the team on the World Trade Center... Read more

  • Hometown: Englewood, NJ
  • Civil Engineering

Inshera Abedin

What inspired you to pursue a degree in engineering and what drew you to Cornell CEE? During high school, I was always drawn to higher level math and physics. Even my choices in extracurriculars... Read more

  • Hometown: Reading, PA
  • Civil Engineering

Kristin Chu

I interned at HNTB Corp. in the New York office for my sophomore and junior summers. I was fortunate to have been given a variety of work, including editing drawings, contracts, and calculations, for... Read more

  • Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
  • Environmental Engineering

Morgan Mills

Last summer, I interned as a Management Consultant in the Water Division of ARCADIS US. This internship gave me the opportunity to apply the problem solving skills I learned in my core classes here at... Read more

  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Civil Engineering

Quoc-Daniel Nguyen

During the summer before my senior year, I interned at Skanska, which is a world-renowned company known for its construction development and contracting. The particular division I was in is known as... Read more

  • Hometown: Dunn Loring, VA
  • Civil Engineering

Kristin Hamaguchi

The summer after my sophomore year I interned at Northrop Grumman in Palmdale, CA. I worked in the Facilities Engineering department, which is in charge of maintaining and upgrading the site... Read more

  • Hometown: Honolulu, HI
  • Civil Engineering

Matthew Calo

The summer before my senior year, I had the opportunity to intern with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. I worked in the Aviation department and was located at LaGuardia Airport. I joined... Read more

  • Hometown: Merrick, NY
  • Civil Engineering (Structural focus)

Bruno Fong-Martinez

What inspired you to pursue a degree in engineering and what drew you to Cornell CEE? I have always wanted to be an engineer. As a kid I would dig holes in my back yard, stick PVC pipes on the ground,... Read more

  • Hometown: Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Civil Engineering