Carnegie Mellon University

CEE/EPP seniors Greta Markey and Andrew Thompson

November 09, 2021

Markey and Thompson Named Andrew Carnegie Scholars

CEE/EPP senior Greta Markey discovered her love of research early in her academic career. She has sought out projects with faculty in CEE, EPP, and MechE that aligned with her interests in environmental engineering, policy and social justice.  In addition, Markey participated in the Washington Semester in Spring 2021 and completed an internship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  

As the current president of ASCE, she developed in-person and virtual events to keep students engaged with the organization. Markey also partnered with members of the CEE DEI Committee to create a popular monthly book club that will continue to run this academic year.

This summer Markey served as a program director for the Environmental Science and Sustainability and Energy section of the National Student Leadership Conference, designing some of the sustainability curriculum. When other members of the administrative staff had to quarantine due to covid exposure, she stepped in to do a large portion of the in person work, leading discussion groups and field trips for the high school participants.

Andrew Thompson, CEE/EPP senior, is a strong student and dynamic leader for CEE and CMU. Within the department, Thompson serves as the Vice President of ASCE where he helped organize social and networking events for the chapter. He also is an active memnber of the CEE DEI committee. 

Thompson also helped lead Freshman Orientation as a head orientation counselor. Additionally, he was a Tartan Scholar Ambassador and was previously an RA for Pre-College. Thompson is commanding and compassionate, an especially ideal combination for someone who works with new students.

He has gained professional experience in his internship as an analyst for Accenture and as an emerging technologies intern for the Department of Energy. Thompson has demonstrated his skill of bringing together the technical, policy, and decision-making aspects of his studies as a CivE/EPP student. He also spent a summer conducting research and contributed to the NSF paper “Collaborative Characterizing 21st Century Extremes for Engineering and Evaluating Robust Infrastructure Design.”

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.

Story originally published by Civil and Environmental Engineering