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Rose Ibarra

How did your journey lead you to choose a STEM field of study?
My family has a strong sense of mathematic and creative talent. As a child I felt I could do anything I put my mind to, but when I took my first engineering course in middle school I felt a sense of purpose and belonging.

How do you believe studying in a STEM field will help you make a positive impact on the world?
STEM is essential to the development of a cleaner, healthier, more efficient future. Throughout my career as an engineer, I will persistently better my community in any way I can.

I study the “E” in STEM, engineering; this means I strive to create solutions to problems the world may encounter.

What drew you to TCU?
TCU has a small yet captivatingly beautiful campus. I feel safe and welcomed to the community here.

What has the STEM Scholars Program been like for you so far?
The STEM Scholars Program has been more amazing than I could have ever imagined. As a STEM Scholar, I am continuously reminded of my ability, worth and potential. I have easy access to many resources and overwhelming support in my endeavors.

What are your future plans?
I plan to become a skilled mechanical engineer and continue my education in other branches of engineering such as environmental and energy. This knowledge will be useful toward my goal to potentially solve the climate change crisis.