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RMU Student Will Travel to Nicaragua Thanks to Scholarship

Sarah RobbSarah Robb, a fifth-year student in RMU’s integrated B.S. in Engineering/M.S. in Engineering Management program, recently received the 20-Year Club scholarship, which will allow her to travel to Nicaragua for a second time.

Robb already holds an undergraduate degree in engineering and is working on her master’s degree in engineering management. Last spring, she traveled to Nicaragua with the RMU nursing program in an effort to help the poor in the Managua barrios by using her engineering knowledge and skills.

“The trip was one of the most impacting experiences of my life,” says Robb. “I applied for the scholarship to make it financially feasible for me to travel to Nicaragua again in the spring in conjunction with my graduate thesis work. Without this financial assistance, I might not have been able to go on the trip.”

Returning to Nicaragua will enable Robb to gain even more hands-on experience in improving the quality of life for others. She’ll also have another opportunity to spread the word about how RMU students can get involved.

In addition, Robb decided to found a chapter of Engineering World Health at RMU.

“RMU has a fantastic hands-on learning environment for engineering students,” she says. “This new chapter will be yet another great way for students to apply their knowledge.”

Written by Corinne Katich

For more information on how to get involved with Engineering World Health on campus at RMU, contact Sarah Robb at smrst23@mail.rmu.edu.

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