Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Senior Maya Holay Wins 1st place in the ESWP George Washington Prize
Her award was in recognition for her strength in academics, service, and leadership throughout her studies at Carnegie Mellon. She ranks consistently among the top students academically in Chemical Engineering. In addition, Maya is a Tau Beta Pi member and Networking Officer and an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. She spent her sophomore summer studying abroad at the Technical Institute of Dortmund in Germany. Maya is also the co-captain of the CMU Women's Water Polo Team, a fundraiser for Global Medical Brigades, and the Secretary for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers student group. Even with her busy schedule, Maya finds time to volunteer with Global Brigades. Through this group, she has assisted in setting up medical and vision clinics, building public health facilities and facilitating sustainable environmental farming support in Nicaragua and Panama. She has also helped to install showers, eco-stoves and concrete floors alongside three families in Honduras.
The George Washington Prize is named in honor of the first president of the United States to reinforce the importance of engineering and technology in sustaining and enhancing the visibility of the profession within our society. The award is given to a College of Engineering senior who demonstrate qualities of academic excellence, service and leadership by the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania