KUWomenofDistinction

2012/2013

Emily Dellwig (Far Right)

Emily Dellwig (Far Right)

Honors, achievements, and special recognition:

  • Featured in book, Girls Gone Green, to inspire young women to get involved in math and science
  • Engineering Ambassador
  • SELF Engineering Leadership Fellowship Recipient
  • Garmin Scholar
  • Intern at Honeywell FM&T
  • Intern at ExxonMobil
  • President of Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society

How I became interested in my field:

I attended a summer engineering program at the University of Missouri Rolla between my junior and senior year of high school. While there, we got to learn about the different engineering disciplines and then choose our top three to dig into a bit deeper. Electrical Engineering was one that I chose and I got to build this small toy car that would turn around by itself when it hit the wall. While I had no idea what I was doing at the time, I actually got to solder on the resistors, capacitors and other unknown components and then build the mechanical structure of the car. When I turned it on and saw it work for the first time, that is when I knew I wanted to be an electrical engineer.

An honor, achievement or accomplishment that is most meaningful to me and why:

The most meaningful accomplishment in my life was the victory that my team and I had at the Formula Hybrid competition where we won first place overall in the electric category. We then got to exhibition our car at the FSAE competition in Detroit where the electric car performed better than most of the vehicles there, including the winner of the Formula Student Electric competition in Germany. Knowing that at the University of Kansas, we built one of the fastest electric racecars in the world was a great feeling. It also really established this project and assured that it would remain and be successful in years

My favorite KU memory:

My favorite KU memory is watching the racecar that we built run for the first time. It was wicked fast.

An important life lesson I have learned:

I have two:

  1. Don’t be afraid to push back. If you have a goal, then it is attainable. You might not always get support, but if you keep pushing and work hard, then you will be successful.
  2. The longer you wait, the more you will regret it. This applies to just about everything. Life is short so get moving.

A favorite quote or saying and why it is meaningful to me:

Carpe diem. Life goes by so fast and this phrase reminds me to take advantage of my time and live every day to the fullest. You never know what is going to happen tomorrow.