Lauren Sparber named Purdue Engineering Fellow
CE senior Lauren Sparber is one of seven seniors announced as 2022-2023 Purdue Engineering Fellows. The program was designed to recognize the accomplishments, contributions and potential of outstanding seniors.
Sparber, of Maple Park, Illinois, is the president of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at Purdue, where she works with international partners, professional engineers and fellow students with the goal of designing and implementing infrastructure projects. As part of the EWB team, she traveled to Rwanda to complete an assessment for a water distribution system. She has been involved with the Women in Engineering PAIR mentoring program and was a peer teacher for First-Year Engineering classes. She also is a Zumba and barre instructor at the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center. Sparber was a transportation engineer intern the last two summers for the HNTB consulting firm, where she will continue to work in the Chicago office after graduation. Her favorite part about Purdue is the opportunity to work on multidisciplinary teams full of passionate people.
From her nominator: “If I was to create a hall of fame for the top group, Lauren would be there for sure. She is exceptional as an engineer and has saved us technically a number of times. She has an extraordinary work capacity. She is a tremendous leader who empowers her team and builds relationships.”
Source: Purdue Engineering