Three Montgomery Catholic eighth graders, Ava Crimi, Ellis O’Connor, and Anna Russo, attended Auburn University’s InspirHER program offered to prospective Middle school students interested in Auburn University’s Engineering program. The event offered students the opportunity to learn more about engineering and to see how Auburn’s female alumni, faculty, and students are inspiring the next generation of engineers.
Students were able to learn about the 12 different areas of engineering and listen to a presentation from Dr. Kathy Thornton, a Montgomery native, Auburn University graduate, and NASA astronaut. Crimi, O’Connor, and Russo were also able to meet MCPS alumna, Isabelle Cochran (Class of 2019). Cochran is a Software Engineering major and the President of the Society of Women Engineers at Auburn University.