December’s Student of the Month

Grace Igwe 12314140_10153762208423205_6498445696688803070_n

I have been at NMSU since August of 2015. I am from Rio Rancho, which is just outside of Albuquerque. I am pursuing a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Science. I spend a lot of time reading up on human rights issues and watching documentaries about the environment and the escalating crisis that is global warming and the different things that contribute significantly, or not as significantly, to it. My number one favorite hobby is writing. I’ve been writing since second grade, writing mini fantasies and fiction writing. I still have a dream of becoming an author, and publishing many of the works I’ve started, it is just not underway because I can never seem to finish any of the stories I begin! 

I am part of NMSU ’s NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) chapter, but I’ve been a participant in NSBE since eighth grade. I am also a general member of SAB (the Student Advisory Board) which is a part of student government. On SAB, we deal matters relevant to students on campus and advocate for NMSU in Santa Fe about pieces of legislature that affects us, such as the lottery scholarship. My favorite quote is “nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood”by Marie Curie

Being classified as an Honors student, after I studied very hard to get a high ACT score and retain a GPA above a 3.0, it feels good to be recognized fot that achievement. There are so many emails of opportunities for even more academic excellence and I am happy I get to receive the information, which will help me grow in more ways than simply attending college and receiving an education; rather, I can get the education and the experience.

I have dreamed of working for NASA since third grade, when I got to use binoculars for the very first time, so if I could scratch that off of my list, I’d be honored and ecstatic. With my two degrees, I aim to being sustainable engineering products and processes to underdeveloped and developing communities who don’t have the same ease of access as we do here. The job of the engineer is to ensure that significant public goof results from the work you do and the things you create. I want to have my products extend past this sphere of consumerism, and exist inside the realm of humanitarianism, and humanitarian work.


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