By Sylvia Shipman, Features Editor —
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Burdine, a senior from Huntsville, Alabama, is a female majoring in mechanical engineering, a male-dominated field. She’s president of the Society of Women Engineers because she feels that having a support system in a field where you are a minority is crucial to maintaining success.
“I’ve only had 3 female professors in my whole college career,” said Burdine. “After a while, it just drives you crazy.”
She aims to get her PhD in energy systems engineering to change the world by increasing the efficiency of energy usage.