Carnegie Mellon University

Lauren Mueller and Gabe Bamforth

October 22, 2018

Two CEE Students Named Andrew Carnegie Scholars

Gabriel (Gabe) Bamforth is a CEE senior who is also pursuing a minor in creative writing. As a member of the Varsity Swim/Dive Team, earning the designation of NCAA Division III All American Diver in 2017 and 2018, Bamforth also acts as a mentor for younger teammates.

This summer he was selected to participate in North Carolina State University’s Research Internship Summer Experience (RISE) where he worked on a bio-geotechnical project and presented his results at the NC State Summer Research Symposium.

At CMU, Bamforth works as a Resident Assistant, providing guidance and programming for his residents. Off-campus, he extends his service activities into the greater Pittsburgh area, as a mentor and Vice President (2017) of the East End Youth Project.

CEE senior Lauren Mueller is a completing an additional major in Engineering and Public Policy and is a member of the volleyball team. Lauren’s abilities in academics and athletics have earned her recognition as University Athletic Association All-Academic Volleyball Team and NCAA All-American Honorable Mention. She has been known to act as a mentor to her younger teammates and to new students in the CEE Department.

Mueller also serves the university and the department as a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Council and the CEE Undergraduate Student Advisory Council. Lauren has been a regular member of the executive board of the American Society of Civil Engineers, most recently as the Service and Social Chair. In this role, she has led community service and awareness activities both on campus and in the community.

Both Bamforth and Mueller exemplify the qualities of an ACS Scholar by excelling at academics, having strong leadership abilities, and demonstrating a heart for community service.

ACS Scholars are selected each year by their deans and department heads to represent their class in service and leadership. These undergraduate seniors embody Carnegie Mellon's high standards of academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership, and involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts. Since its inception in 1975, the program has recognized nearly 1,000 students.