Her Heart is in the Work: CEE Student Angela Ng Receives Student Service Award-Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Her Heart is in the Work: CEE Student Angela Ng Receives Student Service Award

As a Civil and Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering double major, Angela Ng’s continuous passion for academics, community service, and leadership embodies her interpretation of Andrew Carnegie’s vision for the Carnegie Mellon community. On May 19, that passion will be recognized at the 67th Annual Alumni Awards, where Ng will be given the Student Service Award in honor of her devoted work to community service.

Since coming to Carnegie Mellon University, Ng has helped found Project Smile, and The Mindfulness Room, which are all devoted to spreading mental health awareness on campus. She participated in the IMPAQT program with CMU-Qatar (CMU-Q), and has held various leadership positions on campus as a live-in mentor, residential assistant, and community advisor for undergraduate students.

Ng’s community service has also spread to global communities. The Drinkable Book project brought her to Bangladesh, where she introduced and tested a new paper water filtration system to the community with her research group. The project is a step towards fulfilling Ng’s dream for advanced development in water sanitation technologies for developing countries.

Her work also extended to Guatemala and Kenya, where she taught English to local children, and to Rwanda, where she advanced computer systems and skills in the community.

 “We are proud of Angela and her commitment to public service,” said David Dzombak, Hamerschlag University Professor and Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  “She has been an excellent model for all of our students of what it means to apply one’s skills in the service of others and for the community good.”

Currently, Ng is a member of Carnegie Mellon’s prestigious Fifth Year Scholar program and has finished implementing a well-received program that brings therapy animals to campus every week to help alleviate the stress culture on campus.

This isn’t the first time Ng has been recognized; the Engineering Society of Western Pennsylvania presented her with the 2016 George Washington Prize, given to  a senior studying engineering who exemplifies academic excellence, service, and leadership.

The Carnegie Mellon community is excited to see Ng’s future accomplishments, where she is sure to continue to use her academic talent and leadership skills to make her community and the world a better place.