Alumna Studying STEM
Sarah Austin ’18 is putting her Mercy education to good use. The first-year Biological Systems Engineering student at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln built a night train bobsled for a class project and the efforts were captured on Facebook. The objective was to make an autonomous vehicle that was programmed to stop when the photo sensor saw a bright light.
While at Mercy, Sarah was involved in the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Golden Girls.
“Mercy prepared me to work on these projects because of the experience I had in Chemistry and Physics. I think research and projects in STEM-related fields are important because they are hands on and give you real life experience if you plan to go into a STEM field,” she said.
Sarah’s long-term career goals are to graduate with a degree in Biological Systems Engineering with an emphasis in BioMedical Engineering. She is hoping to do something with that degree in the field of prosthetics.