Andre Schweizer, STEM Scholar

STEM Scholarship, 2018

Andre Schweitzer, McC, industrial engineering, from Rio De Janeiro, hopes to simultaneously obtain a master’s degree in transportation systems. While in high school, he led a community service organization that received first place in the Brazil Prudential Spirit of Community Award competition. He was selected as salutatorian and best performing math student in his high school graduating class. At Northwestern, he was on the dean’s list three times and received two high honors in math. He hopes to work in developing economies, especially in Latin America, to create and maintain efficient transportation systems, especially in terms of logistic planning and long-term returns. He describes the challenges he has faced as an international student to “catch up” with classmates who have stronger backgrounds than he, for example, in chemistry.