Published: May 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM
Madeline Bonifay, ’18 chemical engineering, was named the Department of Chemical Engineering’s outstanding student for 2018. She plans to use her skillset and knowledge in chemical engineering to solve challenging problems and make an impact in the world.
“I am from Huntsville and grew up in a wonderful family with parents that encouraged me to explore my interests and work toward excellence. I have always had an interest in creativity, which has taken many forms, including curiosity in science and passion for the art of dance. While very different, I am drawn to both because they challenge preconceived notions and require creative innovation. I decided to pursue chemical engineering because I knew it would produce an exciting, continuously changing and rewarding career, where I could use my problem-solving skills and make a positive impact on my community. This university is filled with very intelligent, hard-working faculty and students, which is why I feel honored to receive this award. I have built special relationships with my classmates and the faculty throughout my education. This award reflects the time and effort they have put into developing my engineering skills as much as it reflects the work I have put into my degree. After graduation, I will be joining Chevron as a refinery process engineer where I will have the opportunity to advance my career through many different paths. I hope to one day help take humans to space as a NASA engineer."
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