"I am so lucky that I was able to participate in detailed research with a professor after just my first year."
"I chose to study civil engineering because I'm interested in the environmental aspect of it. I enrolled in the environmental foundation seminar called Trash to Cash my first year, and that solidified my choice. In addition, I joined the Outing Club, where I've had many opportunities to go on outdoor excursions near campus that I never would have discovered on my own. One of my favorite trips so far has been a 10-hour long hike. Not only did joining the Outing Club give me the opportunity to meet new people, but it also pushed my love and interest for the environment even further.
"Bucknell has really helped me to get involved in things I never would have imagined. This past summer I stayed on campus to do research with Professor Matthew Higgins. We spent most of our time working at Ard's Farm Market with a wetland that was built by a few students as their senior design project. I worked to help him monitor it and ensure that it is doing its job in filtering agricultural runoff.
"One of my favorite things about Bucknell is the size of the student body. The fact that it is relatively small makes it easy to form relationships with professors, and in turn, get involved in research and other projects. I am so lucky that I was able to participate in detailed research with a professor after just my first year."
Sydney is from Pittsburgh, Pa.
Posted November 4, 2013
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