Recipients

Laura Brandt

Laura Brandt

Laura Brandt, Madison, WI

Home School

At 13 years old, Laura realized the biology textbooks at her local middle school did not contain information regarding evolution. She designed a curriculum, worked with a microbiologist at a local university to write a pamphlet on the evolutionary battle between fungi and bacteria, and presented her material to middle school students. Two years later, Laura began taking courses at the University of Madison-Wisconsin where she worked with college freshmen and sophomores to design and construct a prototype of an apparatus to launch a small cubical research satellite from the side of a spacecraft. Laura is the regional conference representative for the Society of Women Engineers, and she works as a tour guide for the Physics Museum at UW-Madison.

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