We are excited to announce Lindsay Jaros as the 2015 STEM Scholarship recipient. It’s students like Jaros who will frame future innovations and help to close the STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) skills gap – a cause close to our hearts at Adecco Engineering & Technology.
Jaros is pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering at The University of Akron and plans to build a career in prosthetics and orthotics, a dream that was born after sustaining sports-related injuries in high school. Biomedical engineering helped heal a broken vertebra and protect her from re-breaking her nose, and Jaros plans to use her skills in the field to design a low-cost prosthetic foot/leg for those who cannot afford a regular prosthetic leg in Africa – part of her work on The University of Akron’s Biomedical Engineering Design Team.
Engineering was always an interest for Jaros, and discovering the field of Biomedical Engineering in high school has further fueled her motivation: “I want to be able to show the same hope and encouragement that I received to the people that I encounter while in the field,” explains Jaros.
There are still many challenges getting children and young adults interested in STEM and other vocational fields. But the future is looking bright. Check out non-profits such as Project Lead the Way, Million Women Mentors and Girls Who Code and learn how you can help the next generation of talented STEM professionals.