CambridgeSeven, a Cambridge, MA-based, architecture and design firm now celebrating its 60th Anniversary, announced the winner of its fifth annual STEAM scholarship for students of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS). The 2022 award recipient, Emie Gerard, graduated CRLS in June 2022 and will attend Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the Fall, where she was accepted into the Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree program. Emie will pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering, and a Master of Science degree in sustainable engineering.
“We are thrilled to award our 5th Annual STEAM Scholarship to Emie Gerard,” said Patti Intrieri, AIA, Principal at CambridgeSeven. “Since its inception, CambridgeSeven has sought to transform communities – not only through purposeful design, but by actively engaging with young minds to spark interest in the STEAM fields so that the next generation of professionals more accurately reflects our everyday world. It has been our honor to partner with the Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School to invest in students’ higher education. We look forward to following these inspirational students through their college careers and beyond.”
CambridgeSeven began its partnership with the Friends of Cambridge Ridge and Latin School in 2018, to provide an annual STEAM Scholarship Program for students at CRLS. This program grants a $5,000 scholarship to a deserving senior pursuing a college education in one of the STEAM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. To qualify for this scholarship, the student must be the first in their family to attend a 4-year college, a full-time student working towards an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university, and committed to excel in one of the STEAM fields.
Throughout her high school tenure, Emie demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and a passion for the field of engineering. She earned numerous honors for her achievements, including Student of the Quarter: Honors Algebra 1, First Honors, and the Unsung Heroes award which recognizes exceptional students who play a positive role in the CRLS community through excellence in community service, athletics, academic performance, and stewardship/contribution to a positive school climate. Her community services activities included acting as program assistant for Tech Goes Home, where she helped seniors gain electronic literacy.
In addition to an internship with Turner Construction where Emie learned the tools of the trade during visits to live construction sites, she pursued her interest in engineering through the ACE Mentor Program, an afterschool program offering engineering, architectural, and construction mentoring. Before attending RIT in the fall, Emie will complete a summer internship with AECOM and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard.
Previous winners include Greggy Bazile, 2021, majoring in architecture at Cornell University’s School of Architecture, Art and Planning; Jaadyyah Shearrion, 2020, pursuing a computer engineering degree at Boston University; Sagyan Aryal, 2019, studying computer science at UMass Amherst Honors College; and Soliana Yebio, 2018, recent graduate of UMASS Lowell 2022 with a BS in Public Health.