This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Camille Eddy: leader, space lover, mentor, public speaker, web designer and engineering student.
As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc
Camille Eddy is currently a Machine Learning intern at HP Labs and a senior Mechanical Engineering student at Boise State University. She is an amazing student leader. She founded the Space Broncos student organization at Boise State, who accomplished a downlink with International Space Station.
After taking an interest in space science, she led several programs involved in research in space, including the NASA Microgravity Undergraduate Research program during her second year, where she worked closely with former astronaut Barbara Morgan. Eddy has landed a research grant from the Miles Undergraduate Research Initiative where she studied Augmented Reality. She accepted an internship at HP and began developing robotics in the Robot Development Lab at the end of her second year. She then advanced to an internship this summer at HP Inc’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California as a Machine Learning Intern building a new generation of smart robotics. Eddy is interested in outer space and robotics and uses her current studies and research to allow her the advantages of both worlds!
Eddy believes that great representation of women of color in STEM will inspire other women of color, especially young ambitious students of color. Eddy recalls:
“I was 12 when I saw a documentary about Mae Jemison, the first African American female astronaut and that is when I decided I wanted to be an engineer and astronaut. Now I am an engineering student and work in the industry. Representation works!”
Eddy has continued to spark the conversation about diversity at her school and in the community through writing and social media as well as supporting her friends and other student groups at Boise State. You can find more about Camille on her blog: Hello Cami.
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