Abigail Smith, STEM Scholar

STEM Scholarship, 2018

Abigail Smith, McC, industrial engineering, from Aurora, Colorado, was valedictorian of her high school class, received multiple departmental awards and was a four year varsity athlete. At Northwestern, she was selected to be a Murphy Scholar through the Murphy Institute within McCormick. Further, she has started her own company, RefundGenius. Through her STEM studies, she hopes to have the tools to answer difficult questions through unconventional solutions. In her first quarter of freshman year, she reports learning a vital lesson through her design class. The requirement was to overcome a problem and work as a team with a real-world client. She and her team needed to work with a plethora of professional people and make the best decisions they could.