Lyndsey McMillon chosen as Miami University’s 18 Of The Last 9 Honoree

October 22, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 class of 18 Of the Last 9!

Based on the popular “30 under 30” model, the program is designed to honor young alumni who are living out the values inherent in a Miami education. This year’s 18 inductees were selected from an outstanding pool of more than 120 young alumni, with achievements and demonstrated passions in fields ranging from medicine and architecture to business innovation and protecting the oceans.

The honorees will be on campus Oct. 22-23, speaking in classrooms, meeting with student groups and reconnecting with faculty. They will be honored at a celebration dinner on Friday, Oct. 23.

After earning her B.S. from Miami in 2013, Lyndsey completed her M.S. in chemical engineering at Yale University and is now continuing toward a Ph.D. at Yale with a research focus on alternative materials and nanostructures for enhanced light trapping in solar cells. Since 2011, Lyndsey has been a co-op for NASA Glenn Research Center, conducting solar cell research. Her research at Yale and NASA has yielded two peer-reviewed publications.

Lyndsey has always been passionate about increasing the involvement of minorities and women in STEM professions. She makes strides toward this goal by serving as a NASA Student Ambassador, which allows her to visit schools to encourage students to pursue STEM. She also has co-founded the Society of Women Engineers Grad Chapter at Yale and serves as an adviser to summer undergraduate research students in an effort to inspire underrepresented students in STEM.

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