18 of the Last 9 Honoree Lyndsey McMillon to Visit Campus in October

Lyndsey McMillon working on a NASA project

"18 Of the Last 9" aims to recognize 18 outstanding young alumni who have graduated in the last nine years, bring them back to campus, and connect them with students, staff, and faculty. If you know a Miamian who has started a business, been recognized in their field, or made a significant impact on a movement, then please consider nominating them for "18 Of the Last 9."

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.

Read her full article here. We look forward to having Lyndsey come visit in October for the official award ceremony!