Meredith Burke: College Edition Award
Meredith BurkeMeredith has found a supportive network of engineers—fellow students and professors alike—in college. She’s sought out answers to questions about which classes to take, what internships are available, and how to forge a career path that includes both engineering and art. She’s even gotten support and funding from her school to pursue her dream of breaking a Guinness World Record for launching a piece of toast (directly from the toaster) 15 feet in the air. Currently in the design phase, Meredith plans on building the souped-up toaster, breaking the record, and then visiting with different Girl Scout troops to show them how fun, exciting and sometimes wacky engineering can be.
Award Year: 2017
College: Southern Methodist University
Nominated By: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)