Two UBC undergraduate students win CEMF Engineering Ambassador Awards
July 14, 2023
School of Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student Anjali Menon and UBC Okanagan civil engineering undergraduate student Samantha Krieg were recently named as winners of the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation's (CEMF) Faces of the Future 2023 Awards. As winners, Menon and Krieg are now part of the Foundations's ambassador program to promote women in engineering across Canada.
Anjali Menon - Biomedical Engineering, UBC Vancouver
As a biomedical engineering student at UBC, Menon was awarded the Enbridge CEMF Ambassador award for 2023. Menon was honoured with the CEMF Ambassador Award for her unwavering passion to serving her community and to helping to improve the medical industry. Following her mother’s diagnosis with the chronic illness, Crohn's disease, Menon was inspired to establish MEDIC Foundation at UBC, which conducts not-for-profit research and helps to “innovate and advocate for chronic illnesses.”
For Menon, she plans to use the $10,000 endowed to the winner of the Enbridge Award to help fund medical device prototypes being researched by the MEDIC Foundation.
"This award validates my belief that all women have the capacity and drive to make a difference in whatever they set their minds on," said Menon. "Using my passion for leadership, teamwork, and community service, I aim to use this platform to inspire young girls to choose engineering to impact the local and global society together!"
Samantha Krieg - Civil Engineering, UBC Okanagan School of Engineering
Civil Engineering student Samantha Krieg won the British Columbia CEMF Regional Award as a UBC Okanagan School of Engineering Civil engineering student. Krieg has a strong interest in climate change and passion for sustainability that she hopes to bring into her work as an engineer. Specifically, she wants to research how the environmental impacts of large buildings can be shrunk.
"As a CEMF Ambassador, I look forward to promoting engineering in an upcoming presentation to high school students. This presentation is especially meaningful to me because when I was in high school, I would have never imagined that I would be pursuing this career path," said Krieg.
"I am excited to share all the amazing opportunities available in engineering and encourage students to get involved in STEM outside of the classroom."