Melissa Thrun – Colorado School of Mines 2015-2019 

Update May 2018 After lots of work this year, I did end up graduating this Spring! I am now heading to Oregon for an internship with ATI — Specialty Alloys and Components before starting graduate school at Mines.

I wanted to thank you and everyone who plays, works and donates to the organization for all the support that you have given me over the last three years. I would not have been able to accomplish all that I did without it! The scholarships that you give out really do make a difference in the students lives, as it has with mine.

I have also attached one of my graduation photos for you! Here is a quick explanation of all of the cords and stoles. For the cords, I had a cord for graduating with the academic honors of magna cum laude, a cord for a club called Keramos that I was VP for, a cord for ASM which is the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering honor society, a cord for Tau Beta Pi the all campus academic honors society, a cord for Order of Omega the all greek honors society and a cord for being a part of the SWE chapter at Mines. For the stoles, I had one from Tau Beta Pi (the white one) and one for Sigma Kappa.

In which country, state, city… do you live now? Golden, CO

Why did you decide to live there? I am attending the Colorado School of Mines

What are you doing for work now? I work at NIST in the Thermodynamics Research Division

Do you still have family and friends in the Roaring Fork Valley? Yes, all of my immediate family still lives in Glenwood Springs

What did you study in college? Metallurgical and Materials engineering

Are you still working toward a certification or degree? I am working towards a BS