Alexandra Salomon, STEM Scholar

STEM Scholarship, 2013

Alexandra (Allie) Salomon, from Calabasas, Calif., is majoring in Mechanical Engineering (McC). She is part of Northwestern University’s Ventures in Biology Education (nuVIBE) bioscientist program, and received a research grant for doing research during the summer. She has had a paper already published in Current Biology and is currently working on research with larval fish. She is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, a Senate representative of the Happiness Club (brings people together and makes them smile - creates moments that lead people to think “that just made my day”), and a member of Clean Energy, Engineering a Sustainable World. She applied her engineering background to become a Technical Director of the stop-motion student film, Chasing Stars, for which she built a stop-motion puppet armature. Upon graduation, Alexandra plans to work in the bioengineering fields designing medical equipment, prosthetics or adaptive products.