Sydney Neuman

Materials Science and Engineering

Hometown: Nottingham, NH

On-Campus Experience

The Women at Rensselaer Mentor Program - Co-President: Run program that groups three to four freshman women with an upperclassman mentor in a similar major. There are weekly meetings with the group to discuss imposter syndrome, SMART goal making, and more!

RPI Society of Women Engineers: Social Events build community to support women on campus, professional events help with networking and advancement of professional skills, and outreach events increase interest of kids in STEM.

Material Advantage - Vice President: We hold social events to boost connections within the faculty and students of the department, and professional events to increase knowledge of different paths with Materials Science and Engineering and give opportunities for networking.

Favorite Class

Materials Laboratory Skills is my favorite class because it is so much fun! They let us loose in a lab, and we learn about as many machines and processes as we can. It is definitely the class that's most applicable to my career so far.