Sarah Plum is finalist for award
Sarah Plum of Sabetha was recently named a finalist for the Saint Patricia award at Kansas State University.
The honor of Saint Patrick and Saint Patricia is awarded annually to two of the most outstanding graduating students in the College of Engineering, with secondary recognition awarded to four additional runners up.
Students are nominated by their respective departments in recognition of the following:
• Leadership and contributions within their department
• Impact on the College of Engineering and K-State community
• Strong record of academic excellence
Nominees are invited via email (usually in February) to apply for the award. Final decisions will be emailed out by the Selections Committee, with three outstanding men and three outstanding women chosen as respective finalists for the honor of Saint Patrick and Saint Patricia.
These finalists were subject to a vote by their K-State peers through an online vote. All candidates were then invited to attend the Open House award ceremony where winners will be announced and presented with final honors.
Plum is a senior in chemical engineering with a secondary major in biological engineering. She is a passionate student and devoted to her activities. Within the College of Engineering, Plum serves as the Steel Ring secretary and Omega Chi Epsilon vice president. Additionally, she is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Women in Engineering Mentor Program, Tau Beta Pi, and the Society of Women Engineers. Plum completed research in the Hasegawa Research Group and has served as a departmental grader.
Plum was raised in Sabetha, by her parents, Mike and Sharon. For the past two summers, she interned for Merck and Co. in Virginia and gained first-hand experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Upon her graduation in May, she will be moving to Philadelphia to work on capital projects for Merck’s Global Engineering Solutions team. Plum hopes to earn her master of business administration degree in the future.