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Gabrielle Solymosy

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Finalist

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Bio

Hi, I'm Gabrielle! I am so excited to be able to pursue my academic goals with scholarships from Bold.org. I attend the University of Chicago and am majoring in Molecular Engineering and minoring in Materials and Soft Polymers Engineering. Other acadmeic interests include Computer Science, economics, history, and classics. At UChicago, I am currently researching organic ionic plastic crystals and thia-Michael dynamic materials to eventually make a multi-functional material for energy storage and utilization in thermoelectrics. I also researched at Argonne National Lab where my research is applied to RenewCO2, a company designing processes to reduce CO2 emissions. I am driven to solve climate change and energy storage challenges with chemical engineering. I'm extremely passionate about STEM developments and especially inspiring other young women and marginalized groups to get involved in STEM. I work as a tutor independently for elementary through college students and work at my local Mathnasium in Chicago. While I love to give back to the community, I work four jobs to make attending UChicago economically feasible. I'm a co-president of the Society of Women Engineers chapter at UChicago. I've organzied study breaks and other events to unite young women stuyding STEM fields. This community is very important to me, and I aim to continue creating spaces where women feel inspired to pursue engineering. I am an extremely motivated student and dedicated to my studies. Recieving scholarships from Bold.org would help make my dream of attending UChicago a feasible reality.

Education

University of Chicago

Bachelor's degree program
2021 - 2025
  • Majors:
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Minors:
    • Materials Sciences
    • Materials Engineering
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Molecular Engineering

    • Dream career goals:

      Starting my own buisness

    • Research Aide, Communications

      RenewCO2
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Reserach Aide, electrochemical engineering

      Argonne National Laboratory
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Cashier

      Home Depot
      2021 – 2021
    • Notetaking for Student Disability Services

      University of Chicago
      2021 – Present3 years
    • Unpaid Intern

      J&L Laboratories
      2020 – 2020

    Sports

    Soccer

    Junior Varsity
    2011 – 20176 years

    Discus Throw

    Junior Varsity
    2014 – 20173 years

    Dancing

    2013 – 20185 years

    Research

    • Chemical Engineering

      Argonne National Laboratory — Research Aide
      2022 – Present
    • Chemical Engineering

      RenewCO2 — Research Aide
      2022 – Present
    • Computer Science

      Present

    Arts

    • Independent

      Dance
      2013 – 2018
    • St. John's School

      Music
      Les Chantueses, Chorale, Kantorei
      2013 – Present
    • St. John's School

      Theatre
      Into the Woods, Mamma Mia!, 9 to 5, Music Man
      2017 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Summer Express — Tutor and Coding Instructor
      2018 – 2020
    • Volunteering

      The River: Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) — Volunteer
      2018 – 2019
    • Volunteering

      St. John's School Concession Stand — Volunteer
      2017 – 2020
    • Volunteering

      Nehemiah Center — Tutor
      2020 – 2021
    • Volunteering

      Environmental Coalition of Students (ECOS) — Volunteer
      2017 – Present
    • Volunteering

      St. Angela Merici Catholic Church — Cantor
      2017 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship