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Meet Sydney Thompson | 2017 Abacus Architects Education Scholarship Award Winner

Abacus Architects is excited to introduce to you, Sydney Thompson the 2017 Abacus Architects Education Scholarship Award Winner from Mercer High School. Join us in wishing Sydney the best on her journey ahead!

My Future

By Sydney Thompson

As a graduate from Mercer High School, I plan to pursue my desire to develop innovative methods for creating materials to support future medical advances at Winona State University. For my entire life, I have always loved the math and science fields and at first I was very interested in Architecture and Actuarial Science, but since my recent adventure to Iceland I decided to major in Composite Materials Engineering. I have chosen the Composite Materials Engineering field because of my experience, interest, and exposure to the bio-medical field while I was at Reykjavik University in Reykjavik, Iceland. I witnessed scientists and bio-medical students from UW-Madison studying paraplegics’ brains to find out why paraplegics have ghost sensations. This was the catalyst which led to my decision to be an engineer. Watching the engineers study and design solutions to problems caught my eye as something I would like to do in the future. Engineering combines teamwork, innovative thinking, and design which encompasses all of my passions.

The Composite Materials Engineering degree is very versatile because you can work in any engineering field from bio-medical, chemical, to industrial. Composite Materials Engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a range of products, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and biomedical devices. It is my goal to integrate the expertise I gain from my post-secondary college and graduate degrees with a medical and design aspect to eventually study in the bio-medical field using my Composite Materials Engineering degree. By obtaining this degree in engineering, I am able to create materials using principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Constructing materials that help patients with lifelong disorders, or helping a country in need by participating in Engineering Ministries International, which is a program designed to produce engineering design solution for problem disaster sites, engineering is the future. I anxiously await my future and its endless achievability! I cannot wait to see what happiness, fulfillment, and satisfaction completing my goals will bring to my life.

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Posted On May 19, 2017 | in Scholarship Award

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3 thoughts on “Meet Sydney Thompson | 2017 Abacus Architects Education Scholarship Award Winner”

  1. We are “Proud Outloud” of Sydney Thompson, a Mercer High School 2017 graduate. She’s a great role model for all Mercer students. Congratulations Sydney.

  2. As Sydney’s H.S. Mathematics teacher, I cannot take credit for her base skills, talent, discipline or choices. I do, however, want to wish her the very best in using these assets combined with support from her family and community. Sydney has the ability to do anything she wants to do and the determination to do it. I hope these scholarships help her achieve her dreams. Congratulations to some of my favorite people, Grandparents Denise & Tom, Parents Trishia and Chris, Sydney and her sister, Bailey. The Thompsons epitomize all that is great in Mercer, its school and community. Thank you Abacus for recognizing it.

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