Claire Hilburger, McC, biomedical engineering, from Naperville, Illinois, was awarded a University Research Assistant Program grant for summer research last year, and last quarter, she received the McCormick High Honors Award for achieving a 4.0 grade average. She is eager to pursue graduate studies. She currently works in a bioengineering lab, where she attempts to optimize artificial carriers for future use in drug delivery. She has remained fully confident in herself regardless of what she describes as societal barriers to women in STEM. She seeks to become a role model for other women with aspirations in STEM.